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UPDATE: South Brunswick Woman Killed in Ridge Road Accident

A 67-year-old township woman was killed this morning and two men were injured following a motor vehicle accident on Ridge Road.

UPDATE: South Brunswick Woman Killed in Ridge Road Accident

4:15 p.m.

A township woman was killed and two Kendall Park men were injured following a motor vehicle accident on Ridge Road this morning.

Elsie Casey, 67, of South Brunswick, died after the car she was driving was struck by a Toyota SUV in the intersection of Ridge Road and Route 522.

At 10:15 a.m., Casey was driving a 2001 Mercury Sable as she entered the intersection and was struck by a 2009 Toyota Rav 4, driven by Henry Eichler, 69, of Kendall Park, who was headed west on Route 522.

Police said a preliminary investigation revealed that Casey drove through a red light, which led to the crash. 

Following the collision, Eichler‘s vehicle ended up resting on the concrete divider, while Casey’s car was pushed into the westbound lanes of Route 522. The Monmouth Junction Fire Department responded to the scene and was forced to extricate Casey from her vehicle using the Jaws-of-Life.

Casey, Eichler and his passenger, John Blech, 59, also of Kendall Park, were transported to Robert Wood Johnson University Hospital in New Brunswick. Casey was pronounced dead at 11:17 a.m. 

Eichler remains under observation in the emergency room, while Blech is listed in serious condition. 

The accident is still under investigation by the South Brunswick Police Department's Traffic Safety Bureau.

Ridge Road was closed for approximately 90 minutes during the investigation. 

EMS workers from Monroe and Robert Wood Johnson University Hospital also responded to the crash.

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10:45 a.m.

A serious accident at the intersection of Route 522 and East Gate Blvd. this morning sent three people to the hospital, one with critical injuries.

At approximately 10:20 a.m. Tuesday, a Toyota SUV collided with a Mercury four-door sedan in the intersection of the roadway, according to South Brunswick Police spokesman Sgt. Jim Ryan.

The Mercury was heavily damaged in the crash and the female driver had to be extricated by emergency workers. The woman was transported to Robert Wood Johnson University Hospital in New Brunswick suffering from life threatening injuries.

The other driver and his passenger were also taken to the hospital with non-life threatening injuries.

The roadway is expected to be closed until later this afternoon.

The Monmouth Junction Fire Department, Kendall Park Fire Department, Monroe Township EMS and paramedics from Robert Wood Johnson responded to the scene.

Motorists are urged to plan an alternate route.

This story will be updated as information becomes available.

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