December 21, 2021
HOPEWELL TOWNSHIP, NJ (MERCER)–At 2:07 p.m. all Lawrence Township Fire Companies, Lawrence EMS, Captial Health Paramedics and NJ State Police were detailed to I-295 for a serious crash originally reported as in Lawrence Township. Firefighters found the accident well off the roadway into the woods behind a guardrail near the 71.6 South bound mile marker and it was determined that the accident was in Hopewell Township.
A New Jersey State Police Spokesperson told MidJersey.news that at 2:07 p.m. troopers responded to a motor vehicle crash in which a vehicle had run off the road on I-295 southbound Mile Post 71.6 in Hopewell Township. Preliminary investigation revealed that a Kia Optima exited the road to the left and struck several trees. The driver, Michael Manne, 26, of East Brunswick, NJ, sustained fatal injuries. The cause of the crash remains under investigation and there is no further information available.
Earlier MidJersey.News story here: