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Release*†††††††††††††††† Date: January 26, 2012
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County Prosecutorís Office
††††††††††††††††††††††† ††††† *News Release*†††††††††††††††† Date: January 26, 2012
Driver sought in hit-and-run fatality
Middlesex County Prosecutor Bruce J. Kaplan and the New Brunswick Police Department announced today that police are searching for the driver of a sports utility vehicle that fled after striking and killing a 26-year-old bicyclist.
vehicle, a dark-colored
Mr. Hernandez, a husband, and father of two young children, was riding his bike home from Bristol-Myers Squibb, where he worked as a custodian.
During a preliminary investigation, Officer Hector Lugo of the New Brunswick Police Department and Investigator Greg Morris of the Middlesex County Prosecutorís Office determined that the driver of the Toyota was traveling on Georges Road and heading toward North Brunswick when he crossed into the oncoming traffic lane and struck Mr. Hernandez, who was on the side of the road near the South Talmadge Street intersection.
Mr. Hernandez was pronounced dead at the scene.
The investigation is continuing and police urge anyone with information to contact Officer Lugo of the New Brunswick Police Department at (732) 745-5200, or Investigator Morris of the Middlesex County Prosecutorís Office at (732) 745-3927.