Truck Driver Dies of Heart Attack on Route 130

Ocean County man was able to pull his vehicle to the side of the road before dying of an apparent heart attack.

A 41-year-old Ocean County man died of an apparent heart attack this morning on Route 130 in South Brunswick. 

Police said the man was driving a tractor-trailer from a company based out of Old Bridge when he began to suffer a medical condition and pulled his vehicle to the side of Route 130 near the Oak Lawn Cemetery at about 8:20 a.m. 

South Brunswick Police spokesman Sgt. Jim Ryan said the truck driver appeared to suffer a massive heart attack. When first responders arrived, the man was not breathing and had no pulse. He was pronounced dead at the scene.

Route 130 was closed to one lane for a short period of time, but police reported no traffic problems. 

The Middlesex County Medical Examiner's Office is continuing the investigation and will perform an autopsy to determine the exact cause of death.

This story will be updated as information becomes available.

raymond Weis June 30, 2012 at 08:13 PM
My heart goes out to this mans family and I hope everybody realizes what a heroic thing he did by getting that 80000 pound vehicle stopped before he died. Just imagine the mayhem that truck could have caused with the driver incapacitated or dead. Many more people could have been killed or injurred.
catherine July 01, 2012 at 12:30 AM
I totally agree with you Raymond, may God bless this courageous and unselfish man, even in his last dying moments!


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