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Authorities investigate fatal crash in Somerset County

BRANCHBURG TOWNSHIP, NJ (Somerset County) – Authorities are investigating a fatal motor vehicle crash that occurred on Tuesday morning in Branchburg Township, according to Somerset County Prosecutor Michael H. Robertson.

The crash happened on Nov. 3, at around 10:49 a.m., in the area of Route 202 North and North Branch River Road, Robertson said.

According to Robertson, officers observed two vehicles with extensive damage which had reached both lanes of travel of Route 202. Both drivers, whom were sole occupants of the vehicles, sustained injuries as a result of the crash.

Both drivers of the vehicles were subsequently transported to two different area hospitals by emergency medical services due to the extent of their injuries, Robertson said.

Henry J. Herschell Jr., 61, of Branchburg Township was pronounced deceased at the hospital. The other driver, whom authorities are identifying as a 49-year-old Flemington resident, sustained internal injuries and was being treated at an area hospital, Robertson said.

The fatal motor vehicle crash is being investigated by Branchburg Township Police along with investigators from the Somerset County Prosecutor’s Office Collision Analysis Reconstruction Team (CART), Robertson said.

Anyone with information relating to this incident to contact the Branchburg Police Department at 908-526-3830 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). All anonymous STOPit reports and Crime Stopper tips will be kept confidential.

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