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WASHINGTON TOWNSHIP, N.J. – Speed and alcohol are believed to be factors after a pickup truck went airborne early Sunday and crashed into the second-floor bedroom of a New Jersey home, killing one man and critically wounding a woman.

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Warren County Prosecutor James L. Pfeiffer described the aftermath to as “one of the worst crash scenes that we’ve ever seen.”

According to The Daily Voice, first responders found the cab of the red Dodge Ram “facing upward” into the gaping hole, “exposing the bedroom” in the Washington Township home at around 3:30 a.m.

Pfeiffer confirmed to that 27-year-old John Nunn had been heading eastbound at around 2:30 a.m. when he attempted to pass two other vehicles and lost control of the truck. Nunn’s Ram first struck a mailbox and stone pillar before careening into the home.

Nunn, who suffered only minor injuries, was ejected from the truck and found inside the home on the first level, the news outlet reported.

Nunn’s passenger, 24-year-old Tyler Balog, was pronounced dead at the scene, Pfeiffer confirmed.

An unidentified woman, one of the two homeowners, was in the second-floor bedroom at the time of the crash and was airlifted to an area hospital in critical condition. The other homeowner, a man, was uninjured, reported.

Pfeiffer told the news outlet that investigators have determined that Nunn and Balog stopped at an area bar before the crash, but Nunn was not served because he was already intoxicated.