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Pedestrian in Fatal Accident was Hunterdon Central Substitute Teacher

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RARITAN TWP., NJ – The pedestrian who died after being hit by a van while trying to cross Route 202 yesterday has been identified as Theodore M. Deptulski, 73, of Flemington.

The information was provided in a press release this morning by Hunterdon County Prosecutor Anthony P. Kearns, III and Raritan Township Police Chief Glen Tabasko.

The van was driven by Howard J. Huber Jr., 58, of Iselin, who Raritan Township Police Lt. Kevin Donovan said yesterday had the green light when his vehicle hit Deptulski near the intersection of the state highway, Church Street Extension and Voorhees Corner Road, in front of Flemington Mall.

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Deptulski worked in the Hunterdon Central High School district as a substitute teacher, according to the press release.

Emergency services and the Hunterdon County Medical Examiner’s Office responded to the scene around 5 a.m. yesterday.

The accident remains under investigation by Raritan Township Police and the Prosecutor’s Office. No charges have been filed.  

Editor's Note: This article relies on information provided by law enforcement officials and the subjects are presumed innocent. If notified of changes to the charges or their outcome, TAPinto.net will update this report.

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