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Voorhees Man Charged in Fatal Lawrence Township Hit-and-Run

Lawrence Township (Mercer)

Mercer County officials announced today that an investigation into a fatal motor vehicle crash that occurred Monday morning in the area of Route 1 Northbound and Bakers Basin Road has resulted in criminal charges being filed against a Voorhees man.

According to county officials, Frank Claybrooks, 54, is charged with leaving the scene of an accident resulting in death and endangering an injured victim.

County officials said that on Monday, October 11, at approximately 6:40 a.m., Lawrence police responded to the area of Route 1 Northbound and Bakers Basin Road after receiving a call from a driver who observed a person down in the roadway. 

According to officials, upon arrival, patrol officers located a deceased female pedestrian who was later identified as Maria Angelica Moran-Moreira, 54, of Lawrenceville. 

The investigation revealed that a flat-bed tractor-trailer making a right turn onto Route 1 from Bakers Basin Road struck the victim in the roadway at approximately 5:55 a.m. Claybrooks was operating the truck.