Middlesex County Prosecutor authorities reported that a Cranbury woman has been charged in connection with a fatal crash, which resulted in the death of a passenger and serious bodily injury to the driver of one of the involved vehicles.
Officials said an investigation conducted by Detective Paul Lindenfeld of the Cranbury Police Department and Detective Jonathan Berman of the Middlesex County Prosecutor’s Office determined that, on February 10, at approximately 4:12 p.m., Ms. Lisa Pollitt, 36, of Cranbury intentionally drove her vehicle into oncoming traffic where she struck the victims who were traveling northbound on Route 130.
According to authorities, both women in the impacted vehicle sustained severe bodily injuries.
They were transported to Robert Wood Johnson Hospital, where the passenger, Ms. Ann “Nancy” Stewart, 95, of Monroe, remained in critical condition.
On February 12, Stewart died due to her injuries sustained in the crash.
Officials said Pollitt was initially arrested and charged with separate counts of second and third-degree aggravated assault and fourth-degree obstruction.
Upon the death of Ms. Stewart, she was charged with one count of first-degree murder.
At present, the murder appears to be a random act as Pollitt, and the victims were unknown to one another.
Pollitt remains in custody pending a pre-trial detention hearing in Superior Court.
The investigation is active and continuing.
Anyone with information is asked to call Detective Lindenfeld of the Cranbury Police Department at (609)664-3244 or Detective Berman of the Middlesex County Prosecutor’s Office at (732) 745-4328.