Drunk Driver Causes Third Pedestrian Fatality Sunday in Washington Township
WASHINGTON TOWNSHIP, NJ (Sept. 17, 2019) — Following a string of fatal pedestrian-vehicle accidents in New Jersey, a 27-year-old New Jersey man was struck and killed by a drunk driver Sunday night while trying to cross Route 42 in Washington Township, said authorities.
The crash was at least the fifth involving a pedestrian in New Jersey since Friday, Sept. 13th.
Three others were also fatal - in Eatontown, Burlington Township, and along the Garden State Parkway in Woodcliff Lake. A woman was also seriously injured after being hit by a car in Lacey, said police.
In the Sunday night crash, Harjinder Singh, 27, of the Turnersville section of town was hit around 11:50 p.m. in the southbound lanes a few hundred feet north of Ganttown Road, Washington Township police said in a statement.
Charged in the accident was Justin Lisiewski, 24, of the Williamstown section of Monroe whom police determined was driving under the influence.
Singh was brought to Thomas Jefferson University Hospital in Philadelphia, where he was pronounced dead.
Additional charges are pending as the crash remains under investigation.
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