Cranberry – A Cranberry woman has been charged with a fatal accident that resulted in the death of a passenger and grievous bodily harm to the driver of one of the vehicles.
An investigation by Detective Paul Lindenfeld of the Cranberry Police Department and Detective Jonathan Berman of the Middlesex County Attorney’s Office found that at about 4:12 p.m. , represented by Middlesex County Attorney Yolanda Chicone and Cranberry Police Chief Michael J. Owens, on February 15, hit the victims who were driving north on Route 130 near Justin Drive.
Both women in the injured car were seriously injured and were taken to Robert Wood Johnson University Hospital, where the passenger, 95-year-old Anne “Nancy” Stewart of Monroe, remained in critical condition.
On February 12, Stewart died from injuries sustained in the crash, the statement said.
Initially, Pollitt was charged under separate articles with assault of the second and third degree with aggravating circumstances and obstruction of the fourth degree. After Stewart’s death, she was charged with first-degree murder.
The killing is now an accidental act because Polit and the victims were unknown to each other, the statement said.
The flight remains in custody pending a preliminary hearing in the Supreme Court.
Anyone with information should call Lindenfeld at 609-664-3244 or Berman at 732-745-4328.