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Middlesex County Man Arrested for South River Fatal Crash

Middlesex County

By: Yuritza Arroyo

Middlesex County officials announced today that a Freehold man has been arrested and charged in connection with a fatal crash that occurred in South River on October 15.

According to officials, on October 15, at 9:30 P.M., South River police responded to the intersection of Darrow Street and Virginia Street following the report of a crash.

South River Police say, upon arrival, officers observed the aftermath of an automobile crash involving a vehicle driven by Janina Klich, 59, of South River, and another vehicle driven by Matthew Liebowitz, 18, of Freehold.

According to Police, Ms. Klich was unresponsive at the scene and had to be extracted from her vehicle.

Officials say, she was transported to a nearby hospital, where she was later pronounced dead.

After further investigation by South River Police Department and Middlesex County Prosecutors Office, it was determined that Liebowitz was speeding and entered the intersection of Darrow Street and Virginia Street without stopping at a stop sign, resulting in the crash with Ms. Klich’s vehicle.

On November 17, Liebowitz was arrested and charged with second-degree Vehicular Homicide.