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Police identify person who died in Hunterdon County crash

READINGTON TOWNSHIP, NJ (Hunterdon County) – Police have identified the person who died in a two-vehicle crash in Readington Township Wednesday evening.

The crash happened at around 5:18 p.m. on County Route 523 in the area of Schaefer Farms, police said.

According to police, off-duty first responders were first on scene and determined that the driver of one of the vehicles, Robert T. Hewitt, 72, of Readington Township, was not breathing.

First responders removed Hewitt from the vehicle and initiated CPR. Whitehouse Rescue Squad and Hunterdon Medical Center Paramedics arrived and took over care. Hewitt was subsequently pronounced dead at the scene, police said.

A preliminary police investigation revealed that Hewitt’s vehicle was traveling south on Route 523 when the vehicle crossed the double-yellow center line and struck a northbound vehicle being driven by Raymond Krov, 64, of Holland Township, NJ, police said.

Krov was evaluated by EMS at the scene but was not taken to the hospital.

The investigation remains under investigation by the Readington Township Police and the Hunterdon County Prosecutor’s Office. The cause of death has not yet been determined, police said.

Witnesses to the crash should contact Readington Township Police Department at 908-534-4031.

Jay Edwards

Born and raised in Northwest NJ, Jay has a degree in Communications and has had a life-long interest in local radio and various styles of music. Jay has held numerous jobs over the years such as stunt car driver, bartender, voice-over artist, traffic reporter (award winning), NY Yankee maintenance crewmember and peanut farm worker. His hobbies include mountain climbing, snowmobiling, cooking, performing stand-up comedy and he is an avid squirrel watcher. Jay has been a guest on America’s Morning Headquarters,program on The Weather Channel, and was interviewed by Sam Champion.

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