Police: Township Woman Killed In Cottontail Lane Crash

A township woman was killed Aug. 6 after she was involved in an automobile crash on Cottontail Lane, near Weston Canal Road.

Police said that Adejoke Sanusi, 53, of Somerset, was pronounced dead at the scene after she was extracted from her Toyota Rav 4.

Sansusi was driving a Toyota Rav 4 on Cottontail Lane around 12:30 p.m. when it was struck by a Ford F-550 box truck being driven by Walter Washington, 27, of Parlin. Police said Washington’s car did not negotiate a curve in the road, crossed the center line and stuck Sansei’s car. Both cars went off the road and down an embankment, where they were found by responders.

Firefighters from Elizabeth Avenue, Somerset Fire & Rescue, Millstone Valley Fire, and Middlebush fire were on scene to extricate Ms. Sanusi from the vehicle, according to police.

Members of the Somerset County Prosecutor’s Office Collision Analysis Reconstruction Team and the Franklin Township Police Department’s Traffic Safety Bureau responded to investigate the crash. Paramedics from Robert Wood Johnson University Hospital and personnel from the New Jersey State Regional Medical Examiner’s Officer were also on scene. The roadway was shut down for approximately four and a half hours during the extrication and investigation, according to police.

The factors that contributed to the incident are currently under investigation. Anyone with information about the crash is asked to contact Ptl. James Raics of the Franklin Township Police Department’s Traffic Safety Bureau at (732) 873-5533, ext. 3177.


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