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Jamesburg man sentenced in South Brunswick fatal hit-and-run

A Jamesburg man has been sentenced for his involvement in a crash resulting in the death of Cory Holsten, 25, of the Dayton section of South Brunswick.

Peter Prete, 59, of Jamesburg, was sentenced by the Honorable Andrea Carter to an aggregate 11 years in prison on one count of second-degree knowingly leaving the scene of a motor vehicle crash resulting in death, and one count of third-degree hindering his own apprehension, according to information provided by Middlesex County Prosecutor Yolanda Ciccone and Chief Raymond J. Hayducka of the South Brunswick Police Department on Jan. 5.

Upon his release from prison, Prete will be subject to a one-year loss of license for having left the scene of the crash, according to the statement.

Prete was charged following an investigation by Patrolman William Merkler of the South Brunswick Police Department and Detective Jonathan Berman of the Middlesex County Prosecutor’s Office. The investigation determined that on Aug. 8, 2019, at approximately 8:50 p.m., Prete was driving a Jeep Wrangler when he was involved in a crash with a motorcycle driven by Holsten. Prete then fled the scene. 

Holsten was pronounced dead at the scene from the injuries he sustained in the crash.

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