Somerset Man Indicted For Death Of Rutgers Student

A 36-year-old Somerset man was indicted Jan. 25 in connection with the September 2018 death of a Rutgers student in New Brunswick.

A Grand Jury sitting in New Brunswick indicted David Stewart for 3d Degree Strict Liability Vehicular Homicide and for driving with a suspended license while involved in a motor vehicle accident causing the death of another, according to a press release from the Middlesex County Prosecutor’s Office.

On September 28, 2018 a car driven by Stewart on George Street, near Albany and Somerset streets, struck 19-year-old Cory Aufiero after Aufiero slipped and stumbled into the street. Prosecutors allege that Stewart was under the influence of marijuana at the time of the accident.

Aufiero, of Colts Neck, was pronounced dead at the scene.

Stewart was also issued summonses for driving while under the influence of marijuana and driving with a suspended New Jersey license, according to the release.

The investigation is still active. Anyone with information is asked to call New Brunswick Police Officer Sean Cahill at (732) 745-5200 or Middlesex County Prosecutor’s Office Det. David Abromaitis at (732) 745-4436.


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