Investigation of serious crash is ongoing in South Brunswick

PHOTO COURTESY OF SOUTH BRUNSWICK POLICE DEPARTMENT
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PHOTO COURTESY OF SOUTH BRUNSWICK POLICE DEPARTMENT

SOUTH BRUNSWICK – The prosecutor’s office and police department are investigating a crash between a dump truck and a vehicle, according to Middlesex County Acting Prosecutor Christopher L.C. Kuberiet and Chief Raymond Hayducka of the South Brunswick Police Department.

The crash occurred at approximately 8:38 a.m. on Route 1 northbound in the vicinity of Northumberland Way, officials said in a release on May 5.

Patrolman Michael Leung of the South Brunswick Police Department and Detective Jonathan Berman of the Middlesex County Prosecutor’s Office determined a 2005 Kenworth T80 dump truck loaded with gravel was traveling on Route 1 when it struck a 2016 Nissan Rogue, officials said.

The driver of the Nissan Rogue, a 48-year-old female, of Hightstown, was injured and transported to Robert Wood Johnson University Hospital in New Brunswick, officials said.

The truck driver, a 24-year-old male, of Staten Island, NY, in an attempt to avoid the collision allegedly swerved, overturned, and lost its load of gravel on the roadway. The truck then caught on fire. The truck driver did not suffer significant injuries, officials said.

No charges have been filed, but the investigation is active and is continuing.

Route 1 northbound and southbound at Beekman Road and Northumberland Way were closed for about six hours during the investigation.

Anyone with information is asked to contact Patrolman Leung at 732-329-4646 or Detective Berman at 732-745-4328.