SOUTH BRUNSWICK, NJ - The South Brunswick Police Department is in search of a driver who left the scene of a fatal accident last night in the township. The victim of the accident was Ron VonThun, one of the founders of a popular local farm.

Middlesex County Acting Prosecutor Christopher L.C. Kuberiet and Chief Raymond J. Hayducka of the South Brunswick Police Department announce today that authorities are actively searching for the driver that fled after striking a 49-year-old bicyclist on Route 522 in the Township last night, says a report issued by the Middlesex County Prosecutor's Office toady..

The deceased bicyclist was identified as Ronald Von Thun, 49, of South Brunswick. He was taken to Robert Wood Johnson University Hospital where he was pronounced dead from the injuries he sustained in the hit-and-run. VonThun was part of the family group connected to VonThun's Country Farm Market on Ridge Road in Monmouth Junction.

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An autopsy has been scheduled with the Middlesex County Regional Medical Examiner’s Office.

Officer Michael Leung of the South Brunswick Police Department and Detective Jonathan Berman of the Middlesex County Prosecutor’s Office determined that on December 13, at approximately 10:06 p.m., the driver was traveling on Route 522, struck the victim between Georges Road and Kingston Lane, and then fled the scene.

Anyone with information is asked to contact Officer Leung at 732-329-4646, or Detective Berman at 732-745-4328.