MHS Graduate Dies in Fiery Car Crash on River Road in Montgomery
By Barbara A. Preston | March 14, 2022
A young man from Montgomery Township died in a car crash on River Road, near the Blue Spring Road intersection, on Sunday at 7:47 am. Authorities are withholding the driver's name, pending notification of family.
On Sunday March 13, at approximately 7:47 am, Montgomery Police, along with the Montgomery Township Fire Department Number 1 Belle Mead, Montgomery Township Fire Department Number 2 Blawenburg, Rocky Hill Fire, Montgomery Township EMS Squad 47, Robert Wood Johnson Paramedics, and Princeton Police, responded to County Route 605 near the intersection of Blue Spring Road for the report of a vehicle fire.
On arrival first responders located a 2015 Toyota Corolla, which had impacted a tree and was actively on fire. The driver was entrapped in the vehicle due to heavy damage as a result of the crash. The driver was determined to be the sole occupant of the vehicle and was pronounced dead at the scene.
A preliminary investigation determined the Toyota was traveling at a high rate of speed north on Route 605 coming from the direction of Princeton, and crossed over the double center lines into the southbound lane and then ran off the left side of the roadway and impacted the tree head-on.
The roadway was closed to traffic for four hours during the scene investigation.
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The crash is being investigated by the Montgomery Township Police Traffic Safety Bureau with assistance from the Somerset County Prosecutors Office Collision Analysis Reconstruction Team. Anyone with information related to this crash investigation can contact the Montgomery Township Police Department at 908.359.3222 or MTPD Sgt. Andrew Perry at 908.281.5869.