Driver Sought In Fatal Hit-And-Run Accident

Middletown native Warren Wilmot was struck and killed Sunday in Old Bridge during a hit-and-run accident on Route 34. Police are searching for the the driver and vehicle that struck Wilmot.

Authorities are searching for the driver of a Range Rover that struck and killed 26-year-old Middletown native, Warren Wilmot, Sunday in Old Bridge.

The Range Rover was traveling Northbound of Route 34 when it struck Warren Wilmot at 1:15 a.m. on July 29 as Wilmot was walking alone on the shoulder of Route 34 heading toward the WaWa on Route 34 in Old Bridge, according to a release from Middlesex County Prosecutor Bruce J. Kaplan and Chief William Volkert, of the Old Bridge Police Department.

Officer John Bulin of the Old Bridge Police Department and Investigator Scott Crocco of the Middlesex County Prosecutor’s Office determined that the driver of the Range Rover was traveling North on Route 34 when the vehicle left the roadway striking Wilmot.

Investigators said the vehicle may have sustained damage to the front end passenger side.

Wilmot was taken to Robert Wood Johnson Hospital, where he was pronounced dead at 4:22 a.m on July 29, according to the release.

Wilmont grew up in the Port Monmouth section of Middletown and attended Middletown High School North. His father and grandfather still reside in the area.

Anyone with information is asked to contact Officer Bulin of the Old Bridge Police Department at (732) 721-4005 or Investigator Crocco of the Middlesex County Prosecutor’s Office at (732) 745-4471. 

JosephGhabourLaw July 31, 2012 at 06:37 PM
Our best wishes go out to the family of the pedestrian. This tragedy brings into the focus the lack of safe places to walk and/or cycle. This was a senseless loss of life, and is particularly tragic, as Aberdeen just south on route 34, installed a sidewalk recently. If saving lives isn't enough for you, separate, bicycle-pedestrian paths can increase property values by up to $8,800.
MiddletownResident August 05, 2012 at 06:37 PM
The driver who hit ad killed Warren turned himself in...


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