18-Year-Old Killed In Crash Involving Dump Truck On Route 1, South Bound Roadway Reopened In Lawrence Township

June 1, 2023

6:30 p.m. UPdate: Route 1 South Bound Reopened

3:30 p.m. UPDATE:

On June 1st, 2023 at approximately 12:17 p.m., the Lawrence Township Police Department responded to the area of Brunswick Pike (Route 1) and Franklin Corner Rd for a motor vehicle crash involving a dump truck and a sedan.

The driver of the dump truck (Suleyman Durdu, 28-year-old male from Bordentown, NJ) sustained moderate non-life-threatening injuries. The driver of the sedan (Daijah McKithen, 18-year-old female from Lawrenceville, NJ) succumbed to her injuries and was pronounced deceased on-scene.

The Lawrence Township Police Department was assisted by the Lawrence Township Fire Department & Emergency Medical Services, Capital Health System Advanced Life Support and Mercer County Prosecutor’s Office.

Details of the crash are under investigation; any witnesses are asked to contact Officer Thomas Everist @ 609-896-1111 / teverist@lawrencetwp.com or Detective Paulina Way @ 609-844-7133 / pway@lawrencetwp.com

Update: The roadway is backed up at least 3 miles south bound on route 1 to the West Windsor border near Quakerbridge Road. Police are closing Route 1 South Bound at I-295

North Bound Route 1 traffic delay is about 3/4 mile according to Google Traffic

LAWRENCE TOWNSHIP, NJ (MERCER)–Emergency service personnel are on scene at a serious crash on Route 1 South bound at Franklin Corner Road and Bakers Basin Road. All lanes south bound are closed and being diverted. Avoid the area. It appears that a dump truck has ran into a gas station on the south bound side of the highway. Further details to follow as they become available.

NJ DOT – TOC South: Crash with Property Damage and Police department activity on US 1 southbound Franklin Corner Rd/Bakers Basin Rd (Lawrence Twp) All lanes closed and detoured 5-10 minute delay use caution

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