Pedestrian struck and killed on Route 1 in West Windsor Tuesday night

A 24-year-old Piscataway man was struck by two vehicles and killed on Route 1 North in West Windsor on Tuesday night.

The name of the victim is not being released by police yet.

Police, firefighters, and emergency services personnel were dispatched to Route 1 North near the Princeton Service Center at about 11 p.m. Tuesday after police received a report of a serious motor vehicle collision involving a pedestrian.  When police arrived at the scene, the pedestrian was dead. Detectives, the Mercer County Prosecutor’s Office, and the Middlesex County Medical Examiner’s Office were then called to the scene.

An initial investigation revealed that the pedestrian, who was wearing mostly dark clothing, was walking in the left lane of Route 1 North, about .4 miles south of the Meadow Road overpass. A 43-year-old resident of Morrisville, Pa. was driving a 2005 Nissan Murano and was heading northbound on Route 1. The driver was driving in the left lane near the Princeton Service Center and struck the pedestrian. The impact sent the pedestrian into the center lane. A second driver, a 35-year-old resident of Roxbury, Mass. who was driving a 2018 Honda Accord, had been traveling in the center lane of northbound Route 1. That driver then struck the pedestrian in the center lane. 

The injuries sustained to the pedestrian resulted in his death at the scene, police said. No other injuries were reported to the drivers. The Nissan sustained heady damage and the Honda sustained minor damage. Route 1 was closed for about three hours.

If you have information about the incident, please call Officer LaRocca at (609) 799-1222 or email at LaRocca@westwindsorpolice.com