ROXBURY, NJ – A Roxbury man died Sunday from injuries suffered in a Feb. 24 car crash that also injured another township man, police said on Wednesday.
The man, Michael Stoddard, 49, of Landing, was a passenger in a 1977 Ford Bronco that went off of Kings Highway shortly after 11 p.m., police said. They said they found the “heavily damaged” vehicle unoccupied when they got to the scene
Police, who called for the Morris County Sheriff’s Office K-9 unit to assist them, found that Stoddard and seriously injured Landing resident Robert Apgar, also 49, had been taken by a friend to a hospital, they said.
The cause of the crash remains under investigation, police said.
Roxbury police also released information about another car accident, an incident that took place Feb. 25 and involved a Mount Olive man who appeared to suffer a medical episode while driving, crashed his vehicle and died in a hospital.
In that case, police were called to the Ledgewood McDonald’s parking lot for an accident at about 1:27 p.m. They said witnesses reported seeing the car, driven by Syed Hussain, 66, of Budd Lake, accelerate and travel across Route 46’s east and west lanes, go up and over the curb and end up in bushes by the restaurant.
Hussain was pulled from the crashed car and emergency medical personnel attempted resuscitation before taking the man to St. Clare’s Hospital in Denville where he died, police said.