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Elizabeth Man Identified as Driver in Fatal Route 18 Crash in Colts Neck

Colts Neck

Authorities have identified the driver of the commercial line-striping truck that overturned killing two as an Elizabeth man.

Nicolas Denis, 23, of Elizabeth, was driving the commercial line-striping truck when it overturned between the interchanges for routes 34 and 537 sometime around 6:15 a.m.

Both passengers, Apolinar Guerrero, 39, of Piscataway, and Juan Sanchez, 51, of Bound Brook, were ejected from the truck and were pronounced dead at the scene.

Denis was transported to an area hospital where he remains in stable condition.

The Monmouth County Prosecutor's Office, Serious Collision Analysis Response Team (SCART) and the Colts Neck Police Department are handling the investigation.

Anyone with information on the accident is asked to contact Detective Eric Kerecman of the Monmouth County Prosecutor's Office at 1-800-533-7443 or Sgt. Kristian DeVito of the Colts Neck Police Department at 732-780-7323.

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