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Woman Charged in Connection with Fatal Crash in Chatham Township

Yulia Raynova, age 45, of Madison Borough, New Jersey, has been charged with second degree Vehicular Homicide in connection with a fatal motor vehicle crash that occurred in Chatham Township.

At approximately 11:30 a.m. on March 28, 2022, the Morris County Prosecutor’s Office was called to the scene of a motor vehicle collision involving three vehicles on Shunpike Road at the intersection of Lafayette Avenue in Chatham Township. The investigation revealed that a Nissan Rogue had been traveling west on the roadway into the intersection, and struck a Jeep Wrangler traveling south. The Wrangler impacted a box truck parked on the opposite side of the intersection.

The driver of the Wrangler – Michael Pacchia Jr., 52, Chatham Township - was pronounced deceased at the scene.

The driver of the Rogue was identified as Raynova. As a result of the investigation, on April 7, 2022, she was charged with one count of second-degree Vehicular Homicide. She has also been charged with a number of motor vehicle offenses.

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