West Milford Police responded to the area of Route 23 North near mile marker 17.5 for a reported single-car motor vehicle crash at about 9:27 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 3.
Responding officers found an overturned 2020 Mercedes Benz GLC 43AMG that had struck a utility pole.
The driver, Brian Kochakji, 39, of Point Pleasant, was brought to a nearby landing zone where he was transported to St. Joseph’s Hospital in Paterson by Hackensack Air One medical transport helicopter.
Kochakji’s condition was listed as serious.
The highway was closed with the assistance of the NJDOT and the New Jersey State Police Incident Management Unit.
The crash was investigated by the West Milford Police Department Accident Investigation Unit and remains under investigation.
Anyone who witnessed the crash or has information is asked to contact Lt. Thomas Valente or D/Sgt. Eric Darnsteadt of the West Milford Police Department at (973) 728-2800.