Fatal Pedestrian Motor Vehicle Crash in Hopewell Township

    At 3:00pm today, the Hopewell Township Police Department along with the Union Fire Company and Rescue Squad, were dispatched to a motor vehicle crash involving a pedestrian on S.H. 29 just south of Grant Street. Officers arrived on scene and found that a Chevrolet pickup truck towing an enclosed trailer had struck a pedestrian who was walking southbound on S.H. 29.

    The pedestrian, John Crowley, an 87 year old male from Stanford Road East in Hopewell Township was transported to Capital Health Regional Medical Center by the Union Fire Company and Rescue Squad and Paramedics from Capital Health where he was pronounced dead.

    The 1996 Chevrolet Pickup truck towing an approximately 20’ enclosed trailer was driven by John Hunt, a 47 year old male from Rocktown-Lambertville Road in Lambertville.

    The initial investigation indicates that Mr. Crowley was walking southbound on the shoulder of S.H. 29 with his wife when for an unknown reason he entered the southbound lane of travel.  Mr. Hunt swerved left attempting to avoid striking Mr. Crowley, however the trailer being towed by the Chevrolet struck Mr. Crowley.  The investigation continues as does the interviewing of witnesses.

    S.H. 29 was closed between C.H. 546 and Church Road for approximately 2 hours.

    The crash is being investigated by Officer James Hoffman of the Hopewell Township Police Department, Detective Alexis Mirra of the Hopewell Township Police Department and Detectives Don Santora and Jessica Marasco of the Mercer County Prosecutors Office.

    Anyone that witnessed the crash is asked to call the Department at 609-737-3100.

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