September 1, 2020 Updated at 10:00 am
WEST WINDSOR, NJ (MERCER)–On Monday August 31, 2020 at 11:08 pm, Patrol Units, MICU, and the WW Division of Fire & Emergency Services were detailed to US Route 1 North near the Princeton Service Center on a report of a Serious Motor Vehicle Collision involving a Pedestrian. Upon arrival of the initial units, the Pedestrian was determined to have no signs of life. The WWPD’s Traffic Bureau & Detective Bureau were dispatched to the scene. The Mercer County Prosecutor’s Office SCRT and the Middlesex County Medical Examiner’s Office were requested to respond to the scene of the Fatality.
The initial investigation revealed the following: The Pedestrian, a 24 year old resident of Piscataway, NJ wearing mostly dark clothing, was in the left lane of US Route 1 North approximately .40 miles south of the Meadow Road overpass. Vehicle #1, a 2005 Nissan Murano, driven by a resident of Morrisville, PA was traveling Northbound on US Route 1 in the left lane (near the Princeton Service Center) when it struck the Pedestrian. The impact sent the Pedestrian into the center lane. Vehicle #2, a 2018 Honda Accord, driven by a resident of Roxbury, MA had been traveling in the center lane of Northbound US Route 1 and subsequently struck the Pedestrian. The injuries sustained to the Pedestrian resulted in his death at the scene. Vehicle #1 sustained heavy damage while Vehicle #2 sustained minor damage. No other injuries were reported to Driver #1 or Driver #2. US Route 1 North was closed for approximately (3) hours.
Traffic Officer LaRocca was the Lead Investigator in this collision. If there are any witnesses or those with pertinent information into this incident please contact Officer LaRocca at (609) 799-1222 or his email at LaRocca@westwindsorpolice.com. In his absence Traffic Sgt. Bal can be reached at the same phone number or his email at Bal@westwindsorpolice.com.
No names are being released at this time.
Responding to the scene were:
- Traffic Officer LaRocca —Lead MVC Investigator
- WWPD Patrol Division, Traffic Bureau, Detective Bureau
- WW Div. of Fire & Emergency Services (#45)
- West Windsor Volunteer Fire Company #1 (WWVFC#1) Station #43
- Princeton Junction Volunteer Fire Company (PJVFC) Station #44
- Mercer County Prosecutor’s Office Serious Collision Response Team SCRT
- Mobile ICU (MICU)
- Middlesex County Medical Examiner’s Office
- NJ State Police & NJ DOT