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††††††††††††††††††††††† ††††††† *News Release* ††††††Date: December 10, 2010

 

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Student identified

 

 

††††††††† Middlesex County Prosecutor Bruce J. Kaplan and New Brunswick Police Director Peter Mangarella today identified a Rutgers University student who was killed when she was struck while riding her bicycle across Route 18 at the George Street intersection in New Brunswick.

 

The student, Chelsea Traynor, 21, ofConcord, California was identified as the victim who was pronounced dead shortly after she was struck at 11:08 a.m. on December 9, 2010 by a Ford pickup truck driven by Roger Hode, 40, of South River.

 

An investigation by Patrolman Mark Smith of the New Brunswick Police Department and Investigator Sean OíLone of the Middlesex County Prosecutorís Office determined that Ms. Traynor was killed when she was hit by the pickup truck, which was heading north on Route 18 through the George Street intersection.

 

An autopsy by the Middlesex County Medical Examinerís Office showed Ms. Traynor suffered blunt force injury.

 

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.