Last Friday, a car crash happened along Rte. 518 that killed two Bucks County residents. According to the Chief of Police, Lance Malone, the fatalities were identified as 39-years-old Lara Veronica Chrucky, resident of Stagecoach Rd. Pipersville, Pennsylvania and 49-years-old Michael John Toscano, resident of Upper York Road, Solebury, Pennsylvania.
Police said that the mishap took place at about 4:36 o’clock in the afternoon of Oct. 17. The police arrived with the rescue workers at the motor vehicle crash along Hopewell-Lambertville Rd. or Rte. 518 located east of the Stony Brook Rd. When the officers arrived at the site, they found that two vehicles, a Porsche Boxster and Honda Accord collided in the lane going east.
Authorities learned that the Honda Accord was occupied by Ms. Chrucky. Police officers and the medical emergency personnel tried applying emergency first aid procedures, but the woman expired due to critical injuries she sustained in the crash. The emergency crews of the Hopewell Fire Department extricated the victim from the vehicle and she immediately transported to the Medical Examiner’s Facility at Mercer County.
Mr. Toscano was trapped inside the Porsche Boxster who was extricated by the Ems team from the vehicle and airlifted to Capital Health Regional Medical Center by the ambulance helicopter of the New Jersey State Police. He sustained life-threatening injuries and later succumbed at about 8:00 o’clock Friday evening at the hospital.
Chief Maloney said that the police believed that Mr. Toscano may have experienced from a medical episode prior to the crash.
According to the police, an investigation of the crash showed that Ms. Chrucky was running east along Rte. 518 while Mr. Toscano was going westward.
As the two cars collided in the eastbound lane, it caused the vehicle of Ms. Chrucky to strike a guardrail on the eastbound side of the roadway.
The car of Mr. Toscano car rested at the middle of the road that is only one lane in each direction. Police stated that the road surface was not affected by the weather as the sky was clear, the road was dry, and there were no other vehicles involved.
A part of Rte. 518 going east from Rte. 31 was closed for about three hours while police were conducting the investigation. The police from West Amwell and Fire Police of Hopewell assisted with the detouring traffic.
Police reported that the following agencies responded to the scene: (1) Hopewell Township Police; (2) Hopewell Fire Department; (3) Emergency Medical Unit; (4) Pennington Fire Company; (5) Emergency Services personnel from Hopewell Valley Emergency; (6) Rescue Squad from New Hope Lambertville; (6) Capital Health-Hopewell paramedics; and (7) Hunterdon Medical Center.
In-charge of the investigation is Officers Mandy Grey and Detectives Frank Tulko and Anthony Abarno of the Mercer County Prosecutor’s Office.
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Source: Central Jersey Com