WASHINGTON TOWNSHIP (Warren) — A woman who was sleeping when a high-speed pickup truck veered off the road and slammed into her second-floor bedroom has a long recovery ahead of her.
A Dodge Ram driven by John Nunn, 27, of Washington Borough, was passing two vehicles on Route 57 north of Butler Park Road in Washington Township at around 2:30 a.m. when it struck a landscaping structure and s launched into the second-story bedroom, leaving a gaping hole in the side of the two-story home, according to Warren County District Attorney James Pfeiffer.
Nunn is the father of three children, according to WFMZ TV.
Tyler Balog, 24, of Washington Township, a passenger in the truck, died at the scene.
Pfeiffer said alcohol played a role in the crash and expected new charges to be brought against Nunn once blood alcohol testing and “other outstanding investigative information is completed. “. Pfeiffer said Tuesday that test results were not available.
A GoFundMe page identifies the couple in the house as Kim and Tim Terry. Kim is a new grandmother and a registered nurse, according to the page. The page also said the couple’s dog did not survive the crash.
Tim Terry was in another room when the van hit the house at 2am on Sunday morning and called the police for help
Expenses have already started piling up as the house is uninhabitable and the Terry family is staying near Morristown Medical Center.
“The family have been in contact with health, construction, insurance and legal professionals, and now have a better understanding of the myriad of expenses ahead,” wrote Ryan Dunphy, the page’s organizer. GoFundMe. “We are pushing the goal line up to $300,000. I know as a community we can come together to make it happen.”
“They are the most amazing, kind, honest, hardworking and generous family; now we have a chance to give and help them,” Dunphy wrote.
“One of my favorites to work here”
According to his Facebook page, Balog worked at Petty’s Goodyear in Washington. He also worked at Country Fresh Farms in Hampton.
Owner Shari Bylicki told WFMZ he has a great sense of humor and is one of her favorites to work for her.
“This kid will always have a place in my heart,” Bylicki told WFMZ.