Middlesex County authorities reported Monday that they charged a suspect in connection with a fatal crash in South Brunswick.
According to a statement released by the Middlesex County Prosecutor's Office, at approximately 4:35 a.m., on September 19, South Brunswick police officers responded to the area of Major Road following the report of a single-car motor vehicle crash.
Officials said an investigation by Officer William Beard of the South Brunswick Police Department and Detective Jonathan Berman of the Middlesex County Prosecutor's Office determined Mr. Antonio Ferlita, 22, of Marlboro drove a 2002 Ford F-350 on Major Road.
According to authorities, Ferlita's truck left the lane of travel, overturned, and struck a tree.
The sole passenger of the vehicle, Mr. Gerald Pellak, III, 22, of Dayton, died at the scene.
Middlesex County authorities said Ferlita was charged with one count of second-degree vehicular homicide, driving while intoxicated, and other motor vehicle offenses.
The investigation is active and is continuing. Anyone with information is asked to call Officer Beard of the South Brunswick Police Department at (732) 329-4000 ext. 4646, or Detective Berman of the Middlesex County Prosecutor's Office at (732) 745-4328.
As is the case with all criminal defendants, the charges against Ferlita are merely accusations, and he is presumed innocent until proven guilty.