A 54-year-old Vorhees man has been charged in the Route 1 crash Monday that killed Lawrence resident Maria Angelica Moran-Moreira.
Frank Claybrooks has been charged with second-degree leaving the scene of an accident resulting
in death and third-degree endangering an injured victim. He has been released pending future court proceedings.
Claybrooks was driving a flat-bed tractor-trailer on Monday morning at about 5:55 a.m. According to witnesses and surveillance camera footage, he went to make a right turn onto Route 1 from Bakers Basin Road and struck Moran-Moreira in the roadway. He then fled the scene.
At about 6:40 a.m., police were dispatched to the location of the crash after a driver called the police department to report that a person was down in the roadway. Police located Moran-Moreira, 54, who had already died at the scene due to her injuries.
The charges against Claybrooks are the result of an investigation by Detectives Todd Caruso, Sean Kerins and Joseph Radlinsky of the Lawrence Township Police Department and Detectives Natalie Martinez and Ryan Minnick of the prosecutor’s Serious Collision Response Team.