Police asking for assistance in fatal South Brunswick hit-and-run

SOUTH BRUNSWICK – Authorities are seeking the public’s assistance to identify the driver that fled after striking a 49-year-old bicyclist on Route 522 in South Brunswick on the evening of Dec. 13.

Police are actively searching for the driver of a red 2018-2020 Honda Accord Sedan Sport or Touring with damage to the front end of the driver’s side. The driver was traveling on Route 522, struck the victim and then fled the scene, according to information provided byMiddlesex County Acting Prosecutor Christopher L.C. Kuberiet and Chief Raymond J. Hayducka of the South Brunswick Police Department.

At the time of the impact around 10:06 p.m., Ronald VonThun, 49, of South Brunswick, was riding his bicycle in South Brunswick and was struck between Georges Road and Kingston Lane on Route 522. He was taken to Robert Wood Johnson University Hospital in New Brunswick where he was pronounced dead from the injuries he sustained in the hit-and-run, officials said.

VonThun is a relative of the family who owns Von Thun’s Country Farm Market in South Brunswick and VonThun Farms in Washington.

Kuberiet and Hayducka are asking anyone with information to contact Officer Michael Leung of the South Brunswick Police Department at 732-329-4646, or Detective Jonathan Berman of the Middlesex County Prosecutor’s Office at 732-745-4328.

Anyone wishing to remain anonymous can contact Crime Stoppers of Middlesex County, Inc., a non-profit organization that partners with law enforcement to enable the public to anonymously submit crime information and will pay a cash reward should it lead to an arrest.

Tip information may be provided anonymously by calling 1-800-939-9600 or submitted online at www.middlesextips.com. Tips may also be sent by text messaging 274637 (CRIMES) with the keyword: “midtip” followed by the tip information.