Fatal Motor Vehicle Crash With Pedestrian Reported In Pennington

October 6, 2021

PENNINGTON BOROUGH, NJ (MERCER)–On October 6, 2021 at 10:08 a.m., the Pennington Borough Police Department was dispatched to the intersection of West Delaware Avenue and Route 31. Officers arrived on scene and found that a white single axle Penske Box truck had struck an elderly female.

The investigation revealed that the box truck which was being driven by a 32-year-old male from Phillipsburg, NJ was travelling North on Route 31 and that the Victim a 84-year-old female from Pennington, NJ was attempting to cross the road in the crosswalk located at the south side of the intersection on Route 31. The victim entered Route 31 and the front of the truck struck her. The victim was pronounced deceased at the scene.

Route 31 and West Delaware Avenue was closed from approximately 10:15 a.m. until 1:30 p.m.

The crash remains under investigation by Pennington Police Senior Officer Novin Thomas and Officer Johnathan Pauciullo and Mercer County Prosecutor’s Office Detective Sal Vaccaro.

Anyone who may have witnessed this crash is asked to contact Senior Officer Novin Thomas or Officer Johnathan Pauciullo at 609-737-2020.


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