🚨 The first crash was on County Route 535, killing a South River man

🚨 A Pennsylvania motorcyclist died in a second crash on Route 1

🚨 Both crashes remain under investigation

SOUTH BRUNSWICK — Two people died Tuesday morning in separate crashes in this Middlesex County township.

In the first crash, just before 6 a.m., a Nissan Maxima left the roadway, hit a utility pole and flipped over on the southbound side of Cranbury-South River Road (Route 535) between Stults and Thatcher roads, according to South Brunswick Deputy Police Chief James Ryan.

The driver, a 65-year-old man from South River, died.

The southbound lanes were closed for most of the morning commute.

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Map shows the locations of two fatal crashes in South Brunswick
Map shows the locations of two fatal crashes in South Brunswick (Canva)

Pennsylvania motorcyclist dies

A motorcyclist driving around 7:40 a.m. on the shoulder of Route 1 North near Major Road collided with a Chevrolet Malibu trying to exit the roadway. The motorcyclist, a 38-year-old man from Linwood, Pennsylvania, was pronounced dead at the scene.

The identities of the deceased were not disclosed pending notification of their families. Both crashes remain under investigation.

Route 1 drivers are permitted to drive on the shoulder in both directions from 6 to 9 a.m. and 4 to 7 p.m. Monday through Friday between Ridge Road and Promenade Boulevard

The crashes bring the number of roadway deaths in South Brunswick this year to eight, according to State Police records.

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