OLD BRIDGE – A North Carolina woman has died after being hit on Route 9 on Sunday morning by a pickup truck whose driver was intoxicated, prosecutors said.
Middlesex County District Attorney Yolanda Ciccone said the crash occurred in the southbound lanes of Texas Road. The accident involved a Toyota Echo with four people. One of those four, Ciara Gee, 20, of Raleigh, North Carolina, was pronounced dead at the scene.
An initial investigation determined that a Ford Expedition driven by Sergio Seixeiro, 40, of Monroe, struck the Echo from behind.
Speed, reckless driving and intoxication would be factors contributing to the accident, according to Ciccone.
Seixeiro was charged with impaired driving, homicide at the wheel and three counts of assault by car. He is being held at the Middlesex County Adult Correctional Center awaiting a remand hearing in Superior Court.
It was the third fatal crash on Route 9 at Old Bridge in 2021, according to state police statistics.
Ciccone asked anyone with information about the crash to call Old Bridge Police at 732-721-5600 ext. 3821.
Contact reporter Dan Alexander at Dan.Alexander@townsquaremedia.com or via Twitter @DanAlexanderNJ
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