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South Brunswick Police Identify Fatal Crash Victim As Sayreville Man

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SOUTH BRUNSWICK, NJ – Police identified, on Monday, the victim of an early Saturday morning crash on Route 535 as Robert Wayda Jr., 26, of Sayreville.

According to police, Wayda was driving a 2000 Infiniti G20, heading north on Cranbury-South River Road at 3:31 a.m. Saturday morning when it left the road and overturned on the lawn of a business, police said.

Police and rescue crews responded and found Wayda ejected from the upside down vehicle on the front lawn of the Consolidated Container Company.

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Officials pronounced Wayda dead at the scene, police said.

An autopsy conducted Sunday by the Middlesex County Medical Examiner’s Office ruled that the death was a result of blunt force trauma during the accident, police said.

Police believe that the Infiniti left the shoulder of the roadway, struck a grassy hill and became airborne before landing on its roof.

There were no other occupants in the vehicle, police said.

Police said that the crash closed Cranbury-South River Road for two hours as investigators pieced the scene together.

In addition to South Brunswick Police, Cranbury and Monroe Police, Cranbury First Aid Squad, Cranbury Volunteer Fire Company, Robert Wood Johnson University paramedics and the Middlesex County Medical Examiner’s office responded to the scene, police said.  

South Brunswick Police are still investigating to find out what made Wayda go off the roadway.

Police are asking anyone who may have witnessed the crash to call police at (732) 329-4646.

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