Tragic news out of Princeton yesterday, where an SUV crashed on Route 27 near Roper Road resulting in at least two (2) fatalities. A group of men attempted to steal several vehicles in Princeton's Littlebrook neighborhood. Prior to a successful theft, the men arrived to the neighborhood in a stolen Jeep Grand Cherokee, which was stolen from Pequannock Township, NJ.
At approximately 12:40 p.m. a report was made that several men were attempting to steal vehicles from a property. The men were eventually able to successfully steal a Range Rover SUV that was left unlocked at a Dodds Lane residence. The men were seen driving erratically prior to the fatal crash and police initiated a chase but terminated same due to the dangerous driving of the Ranger Rover. The Range Rover was later found abandoned in Newark, NJ.
Then at approximately 1:30 p.m. Princeton Police were dispatched to Princeton-Kingston Road for a motor vehicle crash. Preliminary investigation revealed that the Jeep Grand Cherokee, driven by a 15-year-old juvenile was traveling east on Princeton-Kingston Road and crossed double yellow lines, where it struck an Acura RDX head-on. The driver of both the Jeep Grand Cherokee and the Acura RDX, were each pronounced dead at the scene. A 14-year-old juvenile passenger in the Jeep Grand Cherokee was rushed to Capital Health, and is in critical condition.
Farrell & Thurman, P.C., extends its deepest condolences to those who lost their lives. Please remember to always keep your vehicles locked and do not leave spare keys within vehicles.
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