SOMERVILLE, NJ - Somerset County Prosecutor Geoffrey D. Soriano statesman snnounced that Crime Stoppers of Somerset County, Inc. is offering a $2,500 cash reward for any information regarding a hit and run accident last week near a fire house on Warren Street which resulted in the death of a long-serving Somerville fireman, George Kavanaugh, age 75.
According to a statement released by Soriano, Somerset County Prosecutor’s Office Chief of County Detectives Timothy M. Fitzgerald and Somerville Borough Chief of Police Dennis Manning, the investigation regarding the incident is continuing.
On Friday, March 6, at approximately 9: 25 p.m. George Kavanaugh, age 75, a Somerville resident, was standing on the sidewalk directly in front of the Somerville Fire Department Lincoln Hose Company #4, located at 34 Warren Street. While Kavanaugh was awaiting a ride from a friend, he was struck and run over by a light colored vehicle that backed out of the fire department parking lot. According to a witness, the light colored vehicle had been “idling” and parked in the area of the front bay firehouse door between 9:15 p.m. and 9:30 p.m.
Kavanaugh, a former Fire Chief, was transported to Robert Wood Johnson University Hospital- Somerset where he died from his injuries.
Anyone having any information regarding the vehicle is asked to contact the Somerset County Crime Stoppers Tips Line at (888)-577-8477. Information may also be submitted online at www.888577TIPS.org All tips and tipster identities will remain confidential and anonymous.
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