The identities of the deceased 21-year-old Kendall Park resident and the other driver, a 22-year-old resident from Princeton, are being withheld at this time.
Upon the arrival of emergency services personnel on Jan. 2, the individual inside of a 2017 Toyota Corolla was found entrapped in the wreckage and exhibiting no signs of life, according to information provided by the West Windsor Police Department.
The initial investigation revealed that the Toyota was traveling northbound on Route 1 while a 2005 International dump truck was traveling westbound at the Harrison Street jughandle and was attempting to continue straight on Harrison Street, according to the statement.
The Toyota was approaching the Harrison Street intersection. The intersection is governed by a traffic signal. The traffic signal had been red for Route 1 traffic and green for the Harrison Street jughandle traffic, according to police.
The Toyota reportedly struck the dump truck in the Route 1 northbound lanes. The collision caused the dump truck to overturn.
Both vehicles came to their final resting places in the intersection with the dump truck remaining on its passenger’s side.
The driver of the Toyota was pronounced deceased at the scene. The driver of the dump truck was uninjured from the collision. There were no additional persons in either vehicle.
Route 1 was closed in both directions for approximately 3 hours and 45 minutes.
The West Windsor Police Department Traffic Bureau and the Detective Bureau, in conjunction with the Mercer County Prosecutor’s Office Serious Collision Response Team, are continuing the investigation.
Anyone with information should contact Traffic Officer McQuade at McQuade@westwindsorpolice.com or Traffic Sgt. Bal at Bal@westwindsorpolice.com or by calling 609-799-1222.