Drunk tractor-trailer driver kills Jersey Shore man in crash, cops say

Submitted by New Jersey Tractor-Trailer Crash Lawyer

PERTH AMBOY — An Ocean Township man died Wednesday after his car was rear ended by a tractor-trailer with an alleged drunk driver at the wheel, authorities said.

The accident occurred at 3:36 p.m. on the southbound side of Route 440 near milepost 2.7 when the truck crashed into a Hyduna Sonata and jackknifed, hitting two other cars, Middlesex County Prosecutor Andrew Carey said in a release.

Jason Appio, 45, who was driving the SUV that was pushed into another car, was pronounced dead at Raritan Bay Medical Center in Perth Amboy at 4:40 p.m., according to the release.

The truck driver, Aleksander Isserovich, 38, of Brooklyn, New York, was charged with driving under the influence, Carey said.

Isserovich was taken to the Perth Amboy hospital for his injuries, according to the release. The other drivers were also treated for minor injuries at the hospital.

The prosecutor’s office said someone had called 911 before the crash to report the driver’s erratic driving.

Authorities are still investigating the incident. Anyone with information can call (908) 725-0107 or (732) 745-8842.

Originally published here by nj.com.

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