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Freehold Woman Killed in Route 9 Crash in Old Bridge Monday

A tractor-trailer struck the rear of the vehicle the victim was driving.

A 50-year-old woman from Freehold was killed when her car was struck by a 
tractor-trailer on Route 9 in Old Bridge, Middlesex County Acting Prosecutor Andrew C. Carey and Chief William Volkert of the Old Bridge Police Department announced Tuesday.

Heidi Bennett, 50, of Freehold was identified as the victim of the 
crash, which occurred in a southbound lane of Route 9 at the Old Mill Road 
intersection in Old Bridge on Monday at 12:33 p.m.

The car driven by Bennett, a 2002 Hyundai Accent, was struck in the rear by the tractor-trailer, an investigation by the police agencies determined.

The cause of death has not been determined. The results of an autopsy 
by the Middlesex County Medical Examiner’s Office were not immediately 
available.

No charges have been filed, but the cause of the crash remains under 
investigation.

The accident closed the roadway for several hours Monday near Jake Brown Road and Perrine Road. 

Anyone with information is asked to call Officer Bulin of the Old 
Bridge Police Department at (732) 679-5959, or Investigator Temple of the 
Middlesex County Prosecutor’s Office at (732) 745-3373.

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