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Middlesex County Man Sentenced in South  Brunswick Fatal Hit-and-Run

By rlsmetro on



Middlesex County officials announced that a Jamesburg man has been sentenced for his involvement in a crash resulting in Cory Holsten's death, 25, of the Dayton section of South Brunswick.


According to the Prosecutor's Office, Peter Prete, 59, of Jamesburg, was sentenced by the Honorable Andrea Carter, J.S.C. to an aggregate eleven years in prison on one count of second-degree knowingly leaving the scene of a motor vehicle crash resulting in death and one count of third-degree hindering his own apprehension. 

Officials said upon his release from prison, Pretewill be subject to a one-year loss of license for having left the scene of the crash.

According to Middlesex County officials, Prete was arrested and charged following an investigation by Patrolman William Merkler of the South Brunswick Police Department and Detective Jonathan Berman of the Middlesex County Prosecutor’s Office. 

 The investigation determined that on August 8, 2019, at approximately 8:50 P.M., Prete was driving a Jeep Wrangler when he was involved in a crash with a motorcycle driven by Holsten.  

Prete then fled the scene. Holsten was pronounced dead at the scene from the injuries he sustained in the crash.