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Husband and Wife Killed, Several Injured in Accident

Five people walking home from Young Israel on Dunhams Corner Road were hit by a car on Saturday afternoon.

A husband and wife walking home from were killed after a .

The couple, both 51, were pronounced dead at the scene, which occurred just before 12:30 p.m. at the intersection of Dunhams Corner Road and Hardenburg Lane, according to Middlesex County Prosecutor Bruce J. Kaplan and William Krause, deputy chief and director of the East Brunswick Police Department.

Three other pedestrians and the driver were rushed to Robert Wood Johnson University Hospital in New Brunswick, where they are being treated for injuries. The condition of a 27-year-old man was not immediately determined. In addition, a 52-year-old man was listed in stable but critical condition, and his wife, 50, was in serious, but stable condition, according to the prosecutor’s office.

Also hurt was the driver, a 49-year-old woman who was listed in stable condition, according to the Middlesex County Prosecutor's Office.

The identities of the individuals, all residents of East Brunswick, are not being released yet by the prosecutor’s office.

No charges have been filed against the driver of the vehicle and an investigation is active and continuing. Police began the investigation after a 911 call at 12:30 p.m. alerted them to the crash.

Investigator Sean O’Lone of the Middlesex County Prosecutor’s Office and Officer Thomas Kniele of the East Brunswick Police Department determined that the driver was heading west on Dunhams Corner Road when she lost control of the Toyota. The vehicle crashed into a utility pole, struck the five pedestrians and then hit a guardrail.

The 51-year-old female pedestrian was pronounced dead at the scene at 12:49 p.m. and her husband was pronounced dead at the scene at 12:58 p.m.

The five pedestrians were walking from a service at Young Israel, a temple on Dunhams Corner Road.

Anyone with information is asked to call Investigator O’Lone of the Middlesex County Prosecutor’s Office at 732-745-3315, or Officer Kniele of the East Brunswick Police Department at 732-390-6900.

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andrew quigley September 18, 2012 at 10:46 PM
slow down why in a rush the track is in englishtown
andrew quigley September 18, 2012 at 10:46 PM
my prays go out to all was involved
Debra J Bermann September 19, 2012 at 07:36 PM
People 'fly' on many East Brunswick roads, talk on cell phones and eat/drink while driving. Its a hazard to all drivers and pedestrians and should be stopped. Yet there are few to no policeman around when I see those drivers and there is no way to let the police know so they just continue doing it until someone gets hurt or killed! Perhaps the police need to be watching those roads that are known to be
Debra J Bermann September 19, 2012 at 07:37 PM
Dangerous
mjensen September 20, 2012 at 05:17 PM
There needs to be signs about texting and cell phone use . Just like drug signs . etc.

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