NEW BRUNSWICK, NJ - A New Brunswick man was killed Wednesday when his SUV was struck by a pickup truck that had crossed over into the eastbound side of Route 78 in Hunterdon County.
Asheesh Bhan died at the scene, Sgt. Lawrence Peele of the State Police told TAPinto New Brunswick.
Bhan worked as a process consultant for Versum Materials in Allentown, Pa., since 2018.
He was 37.
At about 7:02 p.m. Wednesday near Exit 11 on Route 78 in Bethlehem Township, a Ford F-250 pickup toting a trailer traveling westbound went off the road, struck a center concrete barrier and partially entered the eastbound side, according to Peele.
It struck the Nissan Rogue that Bhan was driving, fatally injuring him.
The trailer became unhitched, overturned and entered the westbound lanes.
Debris from the crash struck a Toyota Sienna, but the driver was not injured.
William McDowell, 77, of Chalfont, Pa., the driver of the pickup truck, was seriously injured. His passenger, Earnest Hargust, 46, of Harleysville, Pa., suffered moderate injuries. They were transported to Hunterdon Medical Center, Peele said.
The westbound lane on Route 78 and the left and center lanes on the eastbound side were closed for about five hours, Peele said.
The cause of the crash remains under investigation, Peele said.