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Township Man Charged With Vehicular Homicide In Rutgers Student’s Death

A 36-year-old Somerset man has been charged with vehicular homicide in the Sept. 28 death of a Rutgers student in New Brunswick.

David Stewart has been charged by the Middlesex County Prosecutor’s Office with with 3rd Degree Strict Liability Vehicular Homicide for being under the influence of marijuana when his car hit and killed a 19-year-old Colts Neck man on George Street, according to a release about the charge.

Stewart was also charged with driving with a suspended license while involved in a motor vehicle accident resulting in the death of another, and was issued a summons for driving while under the influence of marijuana, according to the release.

Stewart had previously been cited for driving while on the suspended list.

The Rutgers student, Cory Aufiero, was pronounced dead at the scene.

Stewart was driving a 2011 Nissan Sentra near Albany and George streets when Aufiero lost his footing, stumbled onto the street and was struck by the car, according to the release.

Stewart’s initial appearance in New Brunswick Municipal Court is set for Nov. 15, the release said.

The investigation is active and continuing. Anyone with information is asked to call Officer Sean Cahill (732) 745-5200 or Detective Abromaitis of the at (732) 745-4436.

 

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