Man pronounced dead after multi-vehicle accident

A 29-year-old Trenton man was killed after the car he was driving sideswiped one car and then struck another car head-on at the intersection of Clarksville Road and Meadow Road shortly after 8:30 p.m. May 23, according to the West Windsor Police Department.

The man, whose name is being withheld, was driving north on Clarksville Road near the Meadow Road intersection when his Nissan Maxima sedan crossed over the double yellow line and into oncoming traffic, police said.

His car side-swiped a Ford Escape sport utility vehicle that was traveling south.

After hitting the Escape, he continued traveling north on Clarksville Road, still crossing over the double yellow line and into oncoming traffic, police said. That’s when his car struck a Chevrolet head-on at the intersection of Clarksville Road and Meadow Road. The Chevrolet was traveling south on Clarksville Road.

Police officers discovered that the driver of the Nissan Maxima was unconscious and had no pulse. First responders performed lifesaving measures, and rushed the driver to the Penn Medicine Princeton Medical Center. He was pronounced dead at 9:23 p.m.

The driver and passengers in the Chevrolet suffered numerous non-life threatening moderate to serious injuries, and were also taken to the Penn Medicine Princeton Medical Center for treatment.

The driver of the Ford Escape was not injured.

Police said it appears that the Nissan Maxima was traveling at a high rate of speed when the accident occurred. He was unable to negotiate the curve on Clarksville Road, causing his car to strike the Ford Escape and the Chevrolet.

Clarksville Road was closed for more than three hours while police investigated the crash.

The West Windsor Police Department, the West Windsor Division of Fire & Emergency Services, the Princeton Junction Volunteer Fire Company, the West Windsor Volunteer Fire Company, the Princeton First Aid and Rescue Squad and the Mercer County Prosecutor’s Office’s Serious Collision Response Team responded to the scene.

Police are asking anyone with information on the crash to contact Officer Brown or Sgt. Bal by email at Brown@westwindsorpolice.com, Bal@westwindsorpolice.com, or by calling the West Windsor Police Department at 609-799-1222 or the anonymous tip line at 609-799-0452.