1 killed, 1 injured in crash off NJ-35 near South Amboy


Date Published: 2023/10/30

MIDDLESEX COUNTY, NJ — Authorities are investigating a crash that killed one person and seriously hurt another early Saturday on Route 35 near South Amboy, according to NJ.com.

The accident was reported on the southbound lanes near Fred’s Bait & Tackle, some time after 5:00 a.m.

The Middlesex County Prosecutor’s Office and Sayreville Police said a car collided with the safety bollard of a fire hydrant before overturning onto two unoccupied vehicles parked nearby.

First responders confirmed the rear-seat passenger, 24-year-old Zion Jackson, of Keansburg, succumbed to his injuries at the scene.

The driver and one other passenger were rushed to an area hospital with significant injuries.

A span of Route 35 was shut down until about 10:00 a.m., forcing traffic to detour onto Route 9 south.

No further information has been made available at this time, as an investigation remains ongoing. Anyone who may have information is encouraged to contact SAPD officer Thomas Calise at 732-727-4444. Detective James Alleva with the Middlesex County Prosecutor’s Office can also be reached at 732-745-4011.

Written by: Brach Eichler Injury Lawyers
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