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West Windsor Police Department, NJ
Monday May 24th, 2021 :: 12:56 p.m. EDT


*WWPD Press Release 5/24/21: Fatal Motor Vehicle Collision Investigation Inc 2021-13459.-Det. Lt. Lee

20 Municipal Drive  P.O. Box 38
West Windsor, New Jersey 08550

Robert Garofalo Ph(D)c Chief of Police

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INCIDENT:  2021-13459 Fatal Motor Vehicle Collison Investigation

DATE AND TIME OCCURRED:  5/23/2021 at 8:37 pm

LOCATION:  Clarksville Road at Meadow Road

WHO:  DECEASED--29 year old Driver #1 **IDENTITY WITHHELD*
                                   Resident of Trenton, NJ 08618

 1)  WWPD Patrol Division, Administration, Detective Bureau, & Traffic Unit (Lead Investigators)
2)  West Windsor Division of Fire & Emergency Services (WWDFES)
3)  Princeton Junction Volunteer Fire Company (Station #44)
4)  West Windsor Volunteer FIre Company (Station #43)
5)  Princeton First Aid
6)  Mercer County Prosecutors Office Serious Collision Response Team (SCRT)
DETAILS:  On the above date and time, a Grey colored Nissan Maxima operated by a 29 year old resident of Trenton, NJ was traveling north on Clarksville Road approaching the curve at the Meadow Road intersection. At this time, the Nissan crossed over the double yellow line and side swiped a red Ford Escape that was traveling south on Clarksville Road. The driver of the Ford, of Holland, PA pulled over after her vehicle was struck. After striking the Ford, the Nissan continued north on Clarksville Road with both the front and rear driver side tires over the double yellow line in the southbound lane of travel. At the intersection with Meadow Road, the Nissan collided head on with a white Chevrolet that was traveling south.  Upon the arrival of patrol officers, the driver of the Nissan was unconscious and had no pulse. Life saving efforts were performed and Driver #1 was transported to UPPMC.  However, he was pronounced dead at 9:23 pm.   All four occupants of the Chevrolet were also transported UPPMC with numerous non-life threatenting moderate/serious injuries.  The driver of the Ford sustained no injuries.  

Investigation on scene indicated that the Nissan was traveling at a high rate of speed and was unable to negotiate the curve on Clarksville Road which caused the Nissan to strike both vehicles.  The roadway was closed for just over (3) Hours.  The ongoing investigation is being led by Traffic Officer Brown under the direction of Traffic Sgt. Bal.  If you have any pertinent information into the incident, please contact Traffic Officer Brown or Traffic Sgt. Bal at our main line (609) 799-1222, our Anonymous Tip Line (609) 799-0452, REPLY WITH TIP to this Nixle, or email at [email protected] or [email protected]  

No Identies are being released at this time of any of the involved parties as this Investigation is ongoing and in respect to the deceased's family.  

DATE OF RELEASE:  5/24/2021 

RELEASED BY:  Det. Lt. Lee #359

West Windsor Police Department, NJ
271 Clarksville Rd
West Windsor Township, NJ 08550

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