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DEVELOPING: Person Found Dead Inside Partially Submerged Vehicle in New Jersey


Somerset County emergency responders pulled a body from a flooded-out vehicle in Hillsborough early Thursday morning.

According to preliminary reports, at approximately 3:20 a.m., rescue crews located a partially submerged vehicle in the area of Montgomery Road and US-206. 

When firefighters checked the car, they found the body of an unidentified person inside. 

Police say the individual was pronounced dead at the scene. 

Somerset County authorities believe that the person drowned but have not confirmed the circumstances behind their findings at this time. 

The incident is under an active and ongoing investigation. 

UPDATE: A second person was also found dead inside a submerged vehicle.

UPDATE:  “We are confirming two fatalities in Hillsborough due to submerged vehicles in floodwaters. Two separate locations separate incidents.

No further info on that matter until the medical examiner positively identifies both decedents and next of kin notifications.  

Dozens of water rescues by first responders through Somerset County. Local, county, state and federal agencies involved.

Also, a residential explosion in Somerville with damage to surrounding structures. Investigators are on the scene.

Preliminary info on Somerville is no fatalities,” said the Somerset County Prosecutor.

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