Lawrenceville woman dies in Memorial Day crash on Route 130 in South Brunswick

A 55-year-old woman from Lawrenceville died in a crash on Route 130 in South Brunswick on Memorial Day.

Just after 7:30 a.m., a 24-year-old man from Staten Island who was driving a 2016 Nissan was traveling northbound on Route 130 approaching the Ridge Road area when he lost control of his vehicle, spun out, crossed the median, and struck a 2015 Toyota operated by the Lawrenceville woman, who was traveling in a southbound lane of Route 130.
Immediately after the crash, Astra Witty, a 40-year-old woman from Scotch Plains operating a 2013 Honda on Route 130 southbound tried to swerve to avoid the crash scene but struck the Toyota.
The Staten Island man and the Lawrenceville woman were pronounced dead at the scene. The Scotch Plains woman suffered minor injuries.

The Lawrenceville woman who died has been identified as Zarine Arshakyan and the Staten Island man who died has been identified as Michael Santana.

Moments after the crash, there was an additional crash on Route 130 northbound involving two motorists attempting to avoid the initial crash.
Route 130 was closed to traffic for about five hours while the investigation was conducted and debris was removed.
No criminal charges or motor vehicle charges are expected at this time, but the crash is still under investigation. Anyone with information on this crash is asked to contact Ptl. Merkler at (732) 329-4000 ext. 7412.

Early Sunday morning, one person died in another crash in North Brunswick.

The incident occurred at about 4:10 a.m. on the southbound side of Route 1 near Walmart. Three cars were involved in the crash. The victim, whose identity has not been released, was pronounced dead at the scene. The crash remains under investigation. Further details were not released.

Anyone with information about the crash is asked to contact North Brunswick Patrolman Jason Zier at (732) 247-0922, or Detective Jonathan Berman of the Middlesex County Prosecutor’s Office at (732) 745-4328.