Driver Killed in Car Crash in Hopewell Township NJ

A 23-year-old Ewing man was thrown from his car and killed in an early morning crash on Interstate 95 Friday, officials said.

Dylan Kathiari was killed in the single car crash at 5:44 a.m. in the southbound lanes of the highway in Hopewell Township at mile marker 4.8, New Jersey State Police said.

According to State Police, Kathiari’s Toyota Avalon veered to the left of the road and overturned.

Kathiari was ejected from the car and suffered from fatal injuries, police said. He was pronounced dead at the scene.

The cause of the accident is still under investigation.


One Dead, Six Injured in Piscataway Automobile Crash

One person was killed and six others were injured in a two-vehicle auto accident Sunday evening in the township.

The crash occurred at about 5 p.m. north of Circle Drive and south of Birch Run Drive on Possumtown Road, police Sgt. Michael Smith said. 

Authorities are not yet releasing any information on the person killed, Smith said.


Garden State Man Pulls Two from Burning Car in Route 80 Accident

 

Duncan Smythe was driving to a Fourth of July gathering at a friend’s home in Sussex County when he saw a car veer across the road on Route 80 and strike a Toyota on the shoulder with a great amount of force.

The driver of the vehicle on the shoulder, Michael O’Brien, was outside of his car adjusting his bicycle when he was struck by Mary Potts, 72, and killed instantly. A rear passenger in O’Brien’s car, Mary Briggs, was critically injured and taken to Morristown Medical Center.

Smythe pulled Mary Potts and her passenger out from her car, which was fully engulfed in 90 seconds.


A 68-year- old man was killed in an apartment fire Tuesday morning, authorities said. 

Tyrone Heard was found in his first-floor apartment at the Seth Boyden Apartments when firefighters went in to extinguish the blaze, Acting Essex County Prosecutor Robert D.

Laurino and Newark Public Safety Director Anthony F. Ambrose said.

He was pronounced dead at 1:33 a.m. after officials were notified of the fire at 12:55 a.m., authorities said.

The cause of Heard’s death is pending an autopsy.

The Newark Fire Department and the Essex County Prosecutor’s Office’s Homicide and Major Crimes Task Force are investigating the blaze.