A Hackensack man has been charged with reckless driving after being found responsible for causing a crash late Friday on the New Jersey Turnpike that forced a U.S. Army Hummvee to hit a tree, injuring four soldiers.
According to NJ.com, 43-year-old Ramdel Magloire of Hackensack was southbound in his 2007 Nissan 35oz when he hit the back of a Humvee. The Humvee was the last in a 12-vehicle convoy on its way to Joint Base McGuire-Dix-Lakehurst in Burlington County, according to State Police Sgt. Jeff Flynn.
“Magloire and the Humvee were in the right lane. Magloire tried to move to the center lane to pass when the two vehicles collided,” said Flynn.
After the Humvee was ran off the road, it struck a tree, ejecting the driver, Bryce Leek, from the vehicle. Leek, 35, was flown to Capital Health Regional Medical Center in Trenton with serious injuries to his spine.
The three passengers, Ainoy Rasvongsy, 34, John LeVulis, 25, and Juan Ramirez, 21, were also rushed to Capital Health. While Rasvongsy and LeVulis suffered head injuries and broken bones, Ramirez’s injuries were unspecified, but moderate.
All four soldiers were from the 2nd Battalion, 87th Infantry Regiment, 2nd Brigade Combat Team and driving from Fort Drum, N.Y. As of Monday morning their ranks and conditions were unavailable.