Two Separate Fatal Accidents in Lawrence Township

Two Separate Fatal Accidents in Lawrence Township

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On March 3, 2017 at 2211 hours, Lawrence Township Police Department received a call reporting a pedestrian was struck by a motor vehicle in the southbound side of Brunswick Pike near Toys R Us. Kenneth Voropay, a 63-year old Trenton man, was struck as he attempted to cross the center median between the southbound and northbound lanes. Voropay was transported to Capital Health Regional at Fuld for treatment where he succumbed to injuries sustained from the crash. The 41-year old female driver from Lawrenceville was evaluated at the scene and refused medical treatment. The crash is still under investigation at this time by Ofc. Robert Janoski, Det. David Burns and the Mercer County Prosecutors Office Serious Collision unit. If anyone witnessed the crash, please contact Lawrence Township Police at 609-896-1111.

On March 4, 2017 at 0146 hours, Lawrence Township Police Department received a call reporting a one car motor vehicle crash into a tree on Brunswick Pike southbound just south of Franklin Corner Road. Lawrence Township Fire Companies 21, 22 and 23 were dispatched for an entrapped driver. Patrol officers initiated CPR at the scene along with paramedics but the sole occupant was pronounced deceased at the scene by medical personnel. The driver was identified as Shaukat Bhatti 54 years old from New Brunswick, New Jersey. The crash is still under investigation at this time by Ofc. Matthew Ubry, Det. David Burns and the Mercer County Prosecutors Office Serious Collision Unit. If anyone witnessed the crash, please contact Lawrence Township Police at 609-896-1111.

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