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Police Investigate after a Family Member Drove a Vehicle into a Hillsborough Man, Killing Him

By Barbara A. Preston | Posted Monday, February 27, 2023


Police are investigating the death of Hillsborough man, 41, who died on Saturday, February 25 after a family member struck him with a vehicle outside of his Clark Lane home, near Zion Road by the Sourland Mountains Preserve at about 2:28 am.


The Somerset County Prosector's Office and Hillsborough police are conducting the investigation. No charges have been filed.

Prosecutor John P. McDonald said that Hillsborough police and emergency services were dispatched to the Clark Lane residence after receiving a 911 call. Police are withholding the name of the driver and the victim, who died at the scene.


Detectives from the Somerset County Prosecutor’s Office Major Crimes Unit, Crime Scene Investigation Unit and members of the Somerset County Collision Analysis Reconstruction Team responded to the scene to investigate along with detectives from the Hillsborough Township Police Department. Investigators from the New Jersey Northern Regional Medical Examiner’s Office also responded to the scene to investigate.


The death remains under investigation by detectives pending an autopsy and toxicology report from the New Jersey Northern Regional Medical Examiner’s Office and the results of the Collision Analysis Reconstruction Team’s findings. No criminal charges have been filed at this time.


Prosecutor McDonald and Hillsborough police request anyone with information relating to this investigation to contact the Somerset County Prosecutors Office Major Crimes Unit at 908.231.7100 or the Hillsborough Township Police Department at 908.369.4323 or via the STOPit app.


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The STOPit app allows citizens to provide anonymous reports including videos and photos. STOPit can be downloaded to your smart phone for free at the Google Play Store or Apple App Store, access code: SOMERSETNJ. Information can also be provided through the Somerset County Crime Stoppers’ Tip Line at 888.577.TIPS (8477). All anonymous STOPit reports, and Crime Stopper tips will be kept confidential.


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