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Somerset County Prosecutors Office Press Release

OCTOBER 20, 2022

NEWS RELEASEHILLSBOROUGH FATAL ACCIDENT INVESTIGATION

HILLSBOROUGH, N.J. – Somerset County Prosecutor John McDonald, Somerset County Prosecutor’s Office Chief of County Detectives John W. Fodor and Hillsborough Township Chief of Police Mike McMahon announced a fatal accident investigation that occurred at the intersection of Marshall Road and Amwell Road in the morning hours of Thursday, October 20, 2022, in the Township of Hillsborough. Prosecutor McDonald stated that on Thursday, October 20, 2022, at approximately 6:37 a.m., Hillsborough Police Officers were dispatched to the area of Marshall Road and Amwell Road for a multiple car accident. 

Upon arrival, Hillsborough Police officers determined that the accident had resulted in one fatality. As a result, members of the Somerset County Collision Analysis Reconstruction Team (C.A.R.T.) responded to investigate along with members of the Hillsborough Police Department. The investigation is currently ongoing pending the results of the Collision Analysis Reconstruction Team’s findings. The New Jersey Northern Regional Medical Examiner’s Office has been notified. Authorities have not released the identity of the fatality.

Prosecutor McDonald, Chief Fodor, and Chief McMahon request anyone with information relating to the accident to contact the Somerset County Prosecutors Office at (908) 231-7100 or the Hillsborough Police Department at (908) 369-4323 or via the STOPit app. 

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 1-888-577-TIPS (8477). All anonymous STOPit reports and Crime Stopper tips will be kept confidential. NOTE: The following information is based on a preliminary and ongoing investigation, which continues to evolve as investigators interview witnesses, review physical and electronic records, and analyze forensic evidence. The Somerset County Prosecutor’s Office’s understanding of the facts and circumstances may change as additional evidence is collected and analyzed.

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