South Brunswick Police investigating two fatal Thursday crashes

A 73-year-old Kendall Park man died Thursday morning after his pickup truck veered off of Henderson Road and struck a snowbank and a tree, police said.

The crash, which took place about 100 yards west of Route 1, was reported at 10:41 a.m. When police and emergency medical personnel arrived, they found Andrew Malouf unconscious in the vehicle. Police said Malouf appears to have suffered a medical episode prior to the crash. He was taken to Robert Wood Johnson University Hospital in New Brunswick, where he later died.

A second crash in Route 130 and Deans Rhode Hall Road left one person dead and another person in critical condition.

Just after 6 p.m. on Thursday, a 67-year-old man from South Brunswick was driving a 2017 Toyota Rav4 southbound on Route 130. Deborah Apgar, 70, of North Brunswick was driving a 2014 Subaru Legacy on Route 130 north and was attempting to make a left onto Deans Rhode Hall Road. The two vehicles collided in the intersection.

The North Brunswick EMS and Monmouth Junction First Aid Squad transported both drivers to Robert Wood Johnson University Hospital in New Brunswick. Apgar died at the hospital and the South Brunswick man is in critical condition.

An investigation revealed that the South Brunswick man had a green light for southbound traffic on Route 130 when the North Brunswick woman entered the intersection to turn left, police said. 

The investigation into both crashes is still ongoing. Anyone with information should call the South Brunswick Police Department Traffic Safety Bureau at (732) 329-4000, ext. 7472.