MONROE TOWNSHIP, NJ - The Middlesex County Prosecutor's Office announced the death of Spotswood teenager Christopher Pina on Tuesday. The 19-year-old died in a fatal accident on Saturday, May 2. The announcement was made by Acting Middlesex County Prosecutor Christopher L.C. Kuberiet and Monroe Police Chief Michael J. Biennas via a press release.
The police investigation determined Pina left a home on Avenue J in Monroe heading to Avenue K Park. Pina was riding a bicycle and latched on to the open passenger window of an acquaintance's vehicle. The teen lost control of his bicycle according to information from the Middlesex County Prosecutors' Office and fell to the ground, striking the concrete. Pina was pronounced dead at the scene Saturday afternoon.
Anyone with information is asked to contact Traffic Officer Daniel Mosakowski of the Monroe Police Department at 732-521-0222 or
Detective Mark Morris of the Middlesex County Prosecutor’s Office at 732-745-3927. Currently, there have not been any charges filed and the investigation into the fatal accident is continuing.
According to his obituary, Pina completed his basic training last June and joined the Army Reserves. He is survived by his parents and two sisters along with a large extended family. He was born on September 11, 1999. Pina is described in his obituary as being an avid basketball player with a huge heart and a wonderful sense of humor. Funeral services for Pina will be private due to the coronavirus pandemic. Messages of condolences can be sent to the family by visiting the Spotswood Funeral Home's website.