Fatal Motor Vehicle Crash
US Highway 22 West
On Sunday, 01/15/17, a fatal motor vehicle crash occurred in Bridgewater Township. The
crash occurred on Route 22 West, near North Gaston Avenue, at approximately 2355
hours. A 2015 Ford Mustang driven by Douglas Marino (age 25) of Bridgewater NJ was
traveling on Route 22 West in the center lane of travel. An unidentified male was
standing in the center lane of travel when he was struck by Mr. Marino’s vehicle. This
male was taken to Robert Wood Johnson University Hospital (New Brunswick), where he
was pronounced dead. The pedestrian that was struck is an Hispanic male age 20-30,
wearing black colored “Adidas” sweatpants, a black colored non-descript long sleeve
shirt with a black colored “Nike” short sleeve shirt underneath.
This motor vehicle crash is still under investigation.
The crash is being investigated by the Bridgewater Township Police Department Traffic
Safety Bureau and the Somerset County Accident Reconstruction Team. Any witnesses
or anyone with information is asked to contact Bridgewater Township Officer Kevin
Lamey at 908-722-4111 ext 4132.
The pedestrian that was struck and killed has been identified as Jose L. Espiridion
(age 38) of Hampton NJ.
The motor vehicle crash is still under investigation.