SOUTH BRUNSWICK, NJ - A Jamesburg man was arrested late Thursday in connection with a fatal hit-and-run on Cranbury Road and Davidson Mill Road in South Brunswick on Thursday evening. The accident occurred shorty before 9 p.m. and resulted in the closing of the intersection and a section of Cranbury Road for a length of time.
Cory Holsten was pronounced dead at the scene of the crash from injuries he sustained from the accident. Holsten was a resident of Dayton and 25 years of age. Peter Prete, a resident of Jamesburg, was arrested and charged with leaving the scene of a fatal motor vehicle crash in the second degree in addition to various motor vehicle summonses according to a press release from South Brunswick Police Chief Raymond Hayducka and Middlesex County Prosecutor Andrew C. Carey. Prete is 57 years of age.
"Our hearts and prayers go out to the Holsten family and friends," Hayducka said. "I want to thank all the law enforcement agencies involved, East Brunswick Police Department, Jamesburg Police Department, Monroe Police Department and the Middlesex County Prosecutors Office for all the efforts that led to this suspect's capture."
The preliminary investigation determined that Prete was driving a 2004 Jeep Wrangler when he crashed into the motorcycle driven by the victim. Prete fled the accident scene, but was apprehended later in the evening at his residence in Jamesburg.
The investigation into the August 8 accident is ongoing. Police are actively seeking information from any witnesses who may have seen the fatal Thursday evening accident. Anyone with information is asked to call Patrolman William Merkler of the South Brunswick Police Department at 732-329-4646 or Detective Jonathan Berman of the Middlesex County Prosecutor’s Office at 732-745-432