Driver hits tractor trailer on Route 1, dies at hospital after extrication from vehicle

SOUTH BRUNSWICK – A New Brunswick man whose car was trapped under a tractor trailer died later at the hospital.

A 40-year-old New Brunswick man was operating 2011 Chevrolet Malibu northbound on Route 1 just past New Road when it struck the rear of a tractor trailer operated by a 56-year-old Somerset  man around 12:42 a.m. March 12, according to information provided by the South Brunswick Police Department.

The collision caused the vehicle to become lodged underneath the trailer, requiring the driver to be extricated by the Monmouth Junction Fire Department.

The New Brunswick man was transported by EMS to Robert Wood Johnson University Hospital in New Brunswick where he was pronounced dead.

South Brunswick Police Traffic Safety Bureau is investigating the crash. Anyone with information should call 732-329-4646.
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