Tractor Trailer Hits Tree and Drags for Miles Causing Damage in West...

Tractor Trailer Hits Tree and Drags for Miles Causing Damage in West Windsor, Public Help Requested


West Windsor Police Department is investigating a hit and run motor vehicle collision in which an unknown make and model tractor trailer with an unknown registration struck a 20’-30’ tree and snapped it at its base while turning around in The Church of Saint David the King parking lot at approximately 0110 Hours on 11/2/2015. The tractor trailer then dragged the tree as it exited onto Village Road East.

While being dragged and protruding from the trailer, the tree struck a stop sign at the church exit as well as four utility poles and damaged 19 residential mailboxes over a 2.3-mile span. The tree became dislodged from the tractor trailer on Southfield Road near the Cranbury Golf Course and the vehicle left the area.

The West Windsor Police Department is asking for any assistance that anyone could help provide in identifying the tractor trailer and/or driver. If you have any additional information please contact Ptl. LaTorre at (609) 799-1222 or

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Mary Galioto is the founder, publisher and editor of MercerMe. Originally from Brooklyn, Mary has progressively moved deeper and deeper into New Jersey, settling in the heart of the state: Mercer County. Formerly the author of an embarrassingly informal blog, Mary is a lifelong writer and asker of questions and was even mentioned, albeit briefly, in the New York Times and Washington Post. She holds a bachelor’s degree in English from SUNY Binghamton and a Juris Doctorate from Seton Hall Law School. In her free time, Mary fills her life with excessive self-reflection, creative endeavors, and photographing mushrooms. Mary also works as the PR Coordinator at the Hopewell Valley Arts Council, serves on the volunteer Board of Trustees of the Lawrence Hopewell Trail (LHT), holds a seat on the Hopewell Borough Board of Health, and is a member of the Hopewell Valley Municipal Alliance.


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