June 22, 2020
SOUTH BRUNSWICK, NJ (MIDDLESEX)–At 10:47am on Friday, June 19th, Theresa Dowling, 81 y.o. from Monroe Township, was driving a 2017 Lexus westbound on Henderson Road when she failed to stop for a red light at Route 1. The Lexus entered the intersection and was struck by a 2013 Hyundai, driven by Maria Melendez, 61 y.o. from Somerset, which had been traveling northbound in the left lane of Route 1. The Lexus then continued across Route 1, striking a 2016 Chevrolet, driven by Michael Mitchell, 56 y.o. from Ridgefield Park, which had been traveling southbound in the left lane, before coming to rest in the intersection.
Ms. Dowling was transported to Robert Wood Johnson Hospital, where she succumbed to her injuries on June 21st. The two other drivers and two additional passengers suffered minor injuries.
Route 1 southbound was closed to traffic for approximately 4 hours while the investigation was conducted and debris removed.
No criminal or motor vehicle charges are anticipated at this time, but the crash is still under investigation.
Anyone with information on this crash is asked to contact Ptl. Merkler at (732)329-4000 ext. 7412.