SOUTH BRUNSWICK, NJ - The South Brunswick Police Department has confirmed that a woman from Monroe has died due to a car crash that happened on June 19th on Route 1. Theresa Dowling, age 81, was declared dead yesterday, June 21st, at Robert Wood Johnson Hospital after succumbing to her injuries from the crash.
Dowling drove her car through a red light on Henderson Road onto the Route 1 intersection. The car struck two other vehicles on both the Northbound and Southbound lanes. Maria Melendez, age 61 from Somerset, and Michael Mitchell, age 56 from Ridgefield Park, both suffered minor injuries.
The Route 1 South bound lane was closed for nearly four hours while debris was being moved from the road. No criminal or motor vehicle charges are anticipated at this time, but the crash is still under investigation, according to the South Brunswick Police Department.