Middlesex County Prosecutor Andrew C. Carey and Chief Raymond J. Hayducka of the South Brunswick Police Department announce that a man from Jamesburg has been arrested and charged regarding the death of a man who was struck and killed while driving his motorcycle yesterday evening.
Officials say Peter Prete, 57, of Jamesburg, was arrested yesterday and charged with leaving the scene of a fatal motor vehicle crash in the second degree in addition to various motor vehicle summonses.
The deceased victim was identified as Cory Holsten, 25, of the Dayton section of South Brunswick. He was pronounced dead at the scene from the injuries he sustained in the crash.
The investigation began after police were dispatched to the scene of the crash which occurred in the area of Cranbury Road and Davidson Mill Road in South Brunswick at approximately 8:50 pm on August 8, 2019.
The preliminary investigation has determined that Prete was driving a 2004 Jeep Wrangler when he crashed into the motorcycle driven by the victim. Prete fled the scene but was later apprehended at his residence.
The investigation is continuing. Police are actively seeking information from any witnesses who may have knowledge regarding this fatal crash.
Anyone with information is asked to call Patrolman William Merkler of the South Brunswick Police Department at (732) 329-4646, or Detective Jonathan Berman of the Middlesex County Prosecutor’s Office at (732) 745-4328.
As is the case with all criminal defendants, the charges against Prete are merely accusations and he is presumed innocent until proven guilty.