Skip to main content

Police Identify 24-Year-Old Woman Killed on Route 78 in Bridgewater

By kcora on
Bridgewater Township

Police identified the 24-year-old woman who was fatally struck by a tractor-trailer last night on Route 78, State Police said.

Warren resident, Julia Maolucci, was in the left center lane of Route 78 East when she was struck by a 2011 Kenworth tractor-trailer shortly before 9 last night near mile-marker 32.3, State Police spokesperson Sgt. Jeff Flynn said.

According to investigation, Maolucci's 2014 Mercedes C350 was parked in the grass on Route 78 East at the time of the crash, said the sergeant. 

Maolucci was pronounced dead at the scene at approximately 9:54 p.m., he said.

Based on the initial investigation, State Police believe Maolucci walked across the highway to the lane where she was struck, Flynn said.

No charges were pending against the driver of the tractor-trailer - Charles Michael, Jr., 50, of Irvington - as of this morning.

The investigation is ongoing, according to police.