SOUTH BRUNSWICK, NJ – A crash between an SUV and tractor-trailer on Route 1 at Raymond Road Tuesday night killed one man and critically injured another, police said.
According to police, John Jermill Williams, 29, of Hampton, Georgia died after the 2016 Ford Transit SUV he was driving was hit broadside by a 2005 Volvo tractor-trailer as he crossed Route 1 at the Raymond Road intersection at 9:22 p.m. Tuesday night, police said.
Williams was crossing the northbound lanes of Route 1 from the Raymond Road jug handle when the truck, operated by Nohemi Farfan, 45, of Baytown, Texas hit the vehicle in the driver’s side, ejecting Williams onto the roadway, police said.
Emergency crews took Williams to the University Medical Center of Princeton at Plainsboro where he was pronounced dead at 10:44 p.m., police said.
A passenger in the SUV, an unidentified 17-year-old male from Philadelphia, was transported to Robert Wood Johnson University Hospital in New Brunswick where he was listed in critical condition, police said.
Farfan also went to Robert Wood Johnson University Hospital for treatment and was later released, according to police.
The force of the crash drove the tractor-trailer on top of the concrete divider, straddling both the north and southbound lanes.
The crash closed Route 1 in both directions from Ridge Road to Promenade Boulevard and Route 522 from 9:30 p.m. until 2 a.m. as investigators worked on and cleared the scene, police said.
The Kendall Park, Monmouth Junction, and Plainsboro First Aid Squads, along with paramedics Robert Wood Johnson University Hospital responded.
In addition, the Kingston Fire Department, New Jersey Department of Transportation, police said.
The investigation is ongoing and no charges have been filed. Investigators have spoken to some witnesses and are asking anyone with information to contact South Brunswick Police Traffic Safety Officer Jesse Blake at (732) 329-4000 ext. 7472 or Middlesex County Prosecutor’s Office Detective Don Heck (732) 329-3300.