Marlboro man charged with vehicular homicide after alleged DWI crash in South Brunswick

SOUTH BRUNSWICK – A Monmouth County man has been charged in connection with a fatal crash in South Brunswick last month.

South Brunswick police officers responded to the area of Major Road following the report of a single-car motor vehicle accident around 4:35 a.m. Sept. 19.

An investigation by Officer William Beard of the South Brunswick Police Department and Detective Jonathan Berman of the Middlesex County Prosecutor’s Office determined Antonino Ferlita, 22, of Marlboro, was driving a 2002 Ford F-350 on Major Road when he left his lane of travel, overturned the truck, and struck a tree, according to information provided by Middlesex County Prosecutor Yolanda Ciccone and Chief Raymond Hayducka of the South Brunswick Police Department on Oct. 18.

The sole passenger of the vehicle, Gerald Pellak, III, 22, of the Dayton section of South Brunswick, died at the scene.

On Oct. 18, Ferlita was charged with one count of second-degree vehicular homicide, driving while intoxicated, and other motor vehicle offenses, according to the statement.

Anyone with information should call Beard at 732-329-4000, ext. 4646, or Berman at 732-745-4328.