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63-Year-Old Man Fatally Struck by Car in Franklin Township

By rlsmetro on
Newark

According to police, at 6:21 a.m. today, the Franklin Township Police Department received a 9-1-1 call reporting that a pedestrian had been struck on Route 27 in the area of South Middlebush Road.

Upon arrival, they found the victim, a 63-year-old South Brunswick resident, unresponsive in the roadway. Officers initiated life-saving measures until EMS personnel from Kendall Park First Aid Squad and Robert Wood Johnson Hospital arrived.

Police say the victim was transported to a local area trauma center where he was pronounced dead from his injuries.

Members of the Somerset County Prosecutor’s Office Collision Analysis Reconstruction Team (CART) and the Franklin Township Police Department’s Traffic Safety Bureau responded to the scene to investigate the incident.

The initial investigation revealed that the victim was crossing Route 27 when he was struck by a 2006 Lexus that was traveling southbound. The factors that contributed to the crash are currently under investigation.

The southbound lanes of Route 27 were shut down for approximately four and a half hours during the investigation and processing of the scene.

Anyone with information relating to this crash investigation is asked to contact the Somerset County Prosecutor’s Office Collision Analysis Reconstruction Team at

(908) 231-7100, Officer Jose Jaime of the Franklin Township Police Department’s Traffic Safety Bureau at (732) 873-5533 ext. 3143 or jose.jaime@franklinnj.gov