For Immediate Release: August 1, 2021
Office of The Attorney General
– Andrew J. Bruck, Acting Attorney General
Office of Public Integrity and Accountability
– Thomas J. Eicher, Executive Director
For Further Information:
East Brunswick, N.J. – The Attorney General’s Office is conducting an investigation of a fatal motor vehicle accident on August 1, 2021, in East Brunswick in which an East Brunswick Police Department vehicle struck and fatally injured an adult male. The identity of the decedent is not being released at this time.
According to the preliminary investigation, the officer was on-duty and in uniform, was operating a marked patrol vehicle northbound on State Route 18 in East Brunswick at approximately 3:35 a.m., when he struck a man who was in the roadway in front of 260 State Route 18. The man was pronounced deceased at the Robert Wood Johnson University Hospital at approximately 4:13 a.m.
This investigation is being conducted pursuant to Attorney General Directive 2019-4, which implements the statutory requirement that the Attorney General’s Office conduct the investigation of any death that occurs during an encounter with a law enforcement officer acting in the officer’s official capacity or while the decedent is in custody, and which establishes clear standards and procedures for conducting such investigations.
The investigation is ongoing and no further information is being released at this time.