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Authorities investigate serious motor vehicle crash on Route 22 in North Plainfield

North Plainfield, NJ

Post Date:01/14/2019 3:15 PM

January 14, 2019- NEWS RELEASE

Somerset County Prosecutor Michael H. Robertson, Chief of County Detectives John W. Fodor and North Plainfield Chief of Police William Parenti announced the Somerset County Prosecutor’s Office Collision Analysis Reconstruction Team (CART) responded to the area of Route 22 East and West End Avenue, North Plainfield, New Jersey to assist the North Plainfield Police Department in investigating a serious motor vehicle crash.

 Prosecutor Robertson stated that on Saturday, January 12, 2019, at approximately 5:56 a.m., North Plainfield Police responded to a two-car motor vehicle crash. During the initial police response, a third vehicle became involved, striking one of the initial disabled vehicles. The three individuals involved were transported to area hospitals for medical treatment.

Prosecutor Robertson, Somerset County Chief of Detectives John Fodor, and North Plainfield Police Chief William Parenti request anyone with information relating to this crash investigation to contact the Somerset County Prosecutor’s Office Collision Anaylsis Reconstruction Team at (908) 231-7100, or the North Plainfield Police Department at (908) 769-2937 or via the STOPit app. The STOPit app allows citizens to provide anonymous reports including videos and photos. STOPit can be downloaded to your smart phone for free at the Google Play Store or Apple App Store, access code: SOMERSETNJ. Information can also be provided through the Somerset County Crime Stoppers’ Tip Line at 1-888-577-TIPS (8477) or online at or at and click on either “Crime Stoppers” or “TIPS HOTLINE”. All anonymous Crime Stopper tips will be kept confidential.

            Note: The following information is based on a preliminary and ongoing investigation, which continues to evolve as investigators interview witnesses, review physical and electronic records, and analyze forensic evidence.  The Somerset County Prosecutor’s Office’s understanding of the facts and circumstances may change as additional evidence is collected and analyzed.

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