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Cops continue to investigate crash that claimed Vernon woman's life

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The Vernon woman died when her 1998 Chevy Blazer overturned and struck a tree after she lost control near a curve on Vernon Crossing Road, Lt. Keith Kimkowski said.

14014311-large.jpgAuthorities are continuing to investigate the fatal crash that occurred Tuesday on Vernon Crossing Road. 

VERNON - Authorities are continuing to investigate a crash Tuesday afternoon that killed Kathryn Schnell, a 53-year-old woman.

The Vernon woman died when her 1998 Chevy Blazer overturned and struck a tree after she lost control near a curve on Vernon Crossing Road, Lt. Keith Kimkowski said.

Following the accident, which occurred around 3 p.m., Schnell was trapped inside her sport utility vehicle and needed to be extricated by emergency services, the lieutenant said.


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Paramedics pronounced her dead at the scene, the lieutenant said.

There were no other occupants in the vehicle, he said.

Preliminary investigation has revealed Schnell crossed over the road's double-yellow lines and veered off the roadway into a tree when she swerved back into her lane of travel, Kimkowski said.

Kimberly Redmond may be reached at kredmond@njadvancemedia.com. Follow her on Twitter @kr0618. Find NJ.com on Facebook.

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