Monroe woman dies in fatal crash in South Brunswick


SOUTH BRUNSWICK – A 21-year-old Monroe woman, who was a front seat passenger in a vehicle, was killed in a fatal motor vehicle crash on Route 130 near Deans Rhode Hall Road, according to South Brunswick Deputy Police Chief James Ryan.

The fatal crash occurred at 10:32 p.m. on Sept. 19, police said. A 32-year-old Monroe man was operating a 2003 Ford Econoline van traveling on Route 130 southbound when he allegedly lost control of his vehicle and crossed the grass divider, the northbound lanes, and struck the guardrail off the northbound shoulder of the highway. The force of the collision caused the van to flip over, police said.

A female front seat passenger, Cassidy Cutler, was killed in the crash, police said.

In addition to the South Brunswick Police Department, the Monmouth Junction First Aid Squad, Monmouth Junction Fire Department, New Jersey State Department of Transportation and the Middlesex County Medical Examiner responded to the crash. Route 130 was closed in both directions for five hours, according to police.

The investigation is currently ongoing by the South Brunswick Police Traffic Safety Bureau. Officer Mike Leung is the lead investigator in the crash. Anyone with information should contact PFC Leung at (732) 329-4000 ext. 7472.