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Release*†††††††††††††††† Date: September 29, 2013
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County Prosecutorís Office
††††††††††††††††††††††† ††††† *News Release*†††††††††††††††† Date: September 29, 2013
New Brunswick man charged in auto fatality
Middlesex County Acting Prosecutor Andrew C. Carey and Kenneth McCormick,
director of the North Brunswick Police Department, announced today that a
Shareef Holder (DOB 4/12/85) was charged with aggravated manslaughter, vehicular homicide and eluding police following the crash that killed Luis Rodriguez, 22, of the Somerset section of Franklin Township.
Holder is being held in lieu of $1 million bail.
investigation by Investigator
investigation determined that shortly before that collision occurred, Holder,
driving a 2001 Mercedes ML 320, crashed into a 1985
Nissan Maxima on Route 27 in
After striking the Civic, Holderís vehicle crashed into a 2003 GMC Sierra pickup truck that was in front of the Honda, and then hit a 2003 Chevrolet Ventura that was in front of the pickup truck. Two passengers in the pickup truck and two passengers in the Chevrolet Ventura were not injured.
The investigation is active and continuing. Anyone with information is asked to call Investigator Crocco or Investigator Morris, both of the Middlesex County Prosecutorís Office at (732) 745-3300.
As is the case with all criminal defendants, the charges against Holder are merely accusations and he is presumed innocent until proven guilty.