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††††††††††††††††††††††† ††††††† *News Release* ††††††Date: December 9, 2010

 
 

 

 


Rutgers student struck and killed on Route 18

 

Middlesex County Prosecutor Bruce J. Kaplan and New Brunswick Police Director Peter Mangarella announced that a 21-year old Rutgers University student was killed today when she was struck by a pickup truck while crossing Route 18 at George Street in New Brunswick.

 

The female student was riding her bicycle on George Street and was crossing Route 18 in New Brunswick when she was struck by a 2005 Ford pickup truck that was being driven by Roger Hode, 40, of South River.

 

The identity of the student is being withheld, pending notification of her next of kin.

An investigation by Patrolman Mark Smith of the New Brunswick Police Department and Investigator Sean OíLone of the Middlesex County Prosecutorís Office determined that the student was struck at 11:08 a.m. by the pickup truck, which was heading north on Route 18 through the intersection.

 

The student was pronounced dead at the scene.

 

No charges have been filed, but an investigation is continuing.

 

Anyone with information, or who may have seen the incident, is asked to call Patrolman Smith of the New Brunswick Police Department at (732) 745-5005, or Investigator OíLone of the Middlesex County Prosecutorís Office at (732) 745-3315.