Colonia Teen Killed In Car Crash

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COLONIA – A Colonia High School sophomore was killed in a single-car crash on Route 9 in Woodbridge last Thursday night.

Jennifer Metzger, 16, was pronounced dead at 9:17 p.m. at the accident scene, authorities said. She was a passenger in a 1997 Ford Explorer driven by Allen McGovern, 18, of Rahway, police said.

Another 16-year-old girl who was a passenger in the car was also seriously injured and was flown to Robert Wood Johnson University Hospital in New Brunswick.

The teens had just left a local bowling alley and were headed to a Wendy’s restaurant, according to Jennifer’s father, Alan Metzger.

Authorities were still investigating the accident, but there were no indications that alcohol or drugs were involved.


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