FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
June 15, 2015
FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT:
Office of Public Affairs (609) 882-2000
Capt. Stephen Jones - ext. 6513
Lt. Brian Polite - ext. 6514
SFC Gregory Williams - ext. 6515
Sgt. Jeff Flynn - ext. 6516
Tpr. Alina Spies - ext. 6531
Sparta Township, N.J. - Troopers from Sussex Station are seeking the public’s assistance with identifying a possible witness to the June 14 hit-and-run vessel crash that injured five people on Lake Mohawk in Sparta Township.
At 12:51 p.m., Alex Majors, 21, of Sparta, was allegedly operating an 18-foot Nautilus vessel when he struck a pontoon boat, injuring five people, and fled the scene. Members of the Sparta Police Department were able to locate the vessel at Lake Mohawk Country Club. Detectives observed damage consistent with the crash investigation and were able to identify Majors as the operator. Multiple witnesses reported seeing an additional occupant with Majors. He is described as a young, adult, white male.
Alex Majors was arrested at Sussex Station and charged with endangering an injured victim (5 counts), leaving the scene of a vessel accident with serious bodily injury, assault by vessel (4th degree), and assault by vessel (disorderly persons 4 counts). He was lodged at the Sussex County Jail in lieu of $10,000 bail.
Injured in the crash were Sparta residents Ian Campbell, 23, James Glasson, 23, Alexa Reigstad, 23, Brianna Reigstad, 23, and James Carney, 23.
Anyone with information is asked to contact Sussex Station at (973) 383-1514. Anonymous tips are welcome.
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