UPDATE: Police Identify Man Killed in Accident on Main Street in Middletown
A landscaper walking alongside his box truck to operate a lift gate in the rear was struck by a passing car on Sept. 17.
Louis Crisitello, 62, was killed in a car accident this morning on Main Street in Middletown around 7:35 a.m., said Det. Lt. Stephen Dollinger of the Middletown Police Dept.
Crisitello was hit by a vehicle operated by Marissa Sasso, 23 from Middletown.
According to a witness, Crisitello was operating a lift gate attached to the back of a box truck labelled Lou's Lawn Maintenance when the car travelling east struck him in front of a white picket fence near Konish Drive.
Middletown EMS and MONOC medics responded to the scene.
Speeding and early morning sun glare are problems on this segment of Main Street, the witness said. Those conditions are not necessarily what caused the accident.
An investigation is being conducted by Cpl. Darrin Simon and Ptl. Nick Caprio. Assisting at the scene was Lt. John Maguire and DFC. Paul Shanley.
In Hazlet, Main Street is called Middle Road.
Anyone that may have witnessed the crash or can provide additional information is asked to contact the Traffic & Safety Bureau at 732-615-2045.
Funeral services and an obituary can be found in this article.
Editor's Note: This article was changed on Sept. 26 to note that Crisitello's truck had a lift gate in the rear, not a fork lift.