Hillsborough man fatally struck by vehicle driven by family member


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A 41-year-old Hillsborough man was fatally struck by a vehicle driven by a family member, according to Somerset County Prosecutor John P. McDonald, Somerset County Prosecutor’s Office Chief of County Detectives John W. Fodor and Hillsborough Township Chief of Police Mike McMahon.

Hillsborough police officers and Hillsborough Emergency Services were dispatched to a Clark Lane residence at approximately 2:28 a.m. Feb. 25 in response to a 911 call, according to police.

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The man, who police are not identifying at this time, was subsequently pronounced deceased at the scene, according to police.

Detectives from the Somerset County Prosecutor’s Office Major Crimes Unit, Crime Scene Investigation Unit and members of the Somerset County Collision Analysis Reconstruction Team responded to the scene to investigate along with detectives from the Hillsborough Township Police Department.

Investigators from the New Jersey Northern Regional Medical Examiner’s Office also responded to the scene.

The death remains under investigation by detectives pending an autopsy and toxicology report from the New Jersey Northern Regional Medical Examiner’s Office and the results of the Collision Analysis Reconstruction Team’s findings. No criminal charges have been filed at this time.

Anyone with information relating to this investigation is asked to contact the Somerset County Prosecutors Office Major Crimes Unit at 908-231-7100 or the Hillsborough Township Police Department at 908-369-4323 or via the STOPit app.

The STOPit app allows citizens to provide anonymous reports including videos and photos. STOPit can be downloaded to your smart phone for free at the Google Play Store or Apple App Store, access code: SOMERSETNJ.

Information can also be provided through the Somerset County Crime Stoppers’ Tip Line at 1-888-577-TIPS (8477). All anonymous STOPit reports, and Crime Stopper tips will be kept confidential.

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