Woman Killed, Two Injured, In Easton Avenue Car Crash

A 59-year-old Clinton woman was killed and two other people were injured Oct. 4 in an auto accident at Easton Avenue and Culver Street, police said.

The accident happened shortly before 2 p.m., police said, when a 2005 Dodge Ram pickup driven southbound on Easton Avenue by Jhonny Herrera, 40, of North Brunswick struck a 1999 Lexus RX300 driven by the Clinton woman, entering Easton from Culver Street.

The Clinton woman, who police did not identify, was pronounced dead at the scene.

A 60-year-old Bridgewater woman, a passenger in the Lexus, was taken to an area trauma center with serious, possibly life-threatening, injuries, police said.

Herrera was also taken to a local trauma center with non-life-threatening injuries, police said.

Easton Avenue was closed for about 4 1/2 hours during the investigation.

The accident is under investigation. Anyone with information is asked to contact Ptl. Jose Jaime of the Franklin Township Police Department’s Traffic Safety Bureau at 732-873-5533 extension 3143 or at jose.jaime@franklinnj.gov.   Individuals can also provide information anonymously through the Somerset County Crime Stoppers’ Tip line at 1-888-577-TIPS(8477) or through 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.


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