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Circumstances Surrounding East Brunswick Emergency Vehicle Fatal Crash Under Investigation

East Brunswick South River Middlesex County

​Middlesex County Prosecutor Andrew C. Carey announced today that a fatal crash occurred in which a couple from South River were killed yesterday evening.

A preliminary investigation revealed that the fatal collision involved an East Brunswick Fire Department emergency vehicle and a vehicle which contained the couple, a man and his wife from South River.

The crash occurred on Old Bridge Turnpike in the area of Gunia Street in East Brunswick at 7:30 p.m. on August 11, 2019. Mandatory timely notification of the event was not made by the East Brunswick Police Department to the Middlesex County Prosecutor’s Office, which is now examining the circumstances surrounding the crash.  

The couple was taken to Robert Wood Johnson University Hospital in New Brunswick where both were pronounced deceased.  

The names of the victims are not being released until notification has been made to the family.

The investigation is active and is continuing. Anyone with information is asked to call Detective Erik Larsen of the Middlesex County Prosecutor’s Office at (732) 745-3263