Update: East Windsor Woman Dies After Route 33 Crash
The investigation is ongoing, police said.
A 71-year-old woman died hours after being airlifted from a collision with a UPS box truck on Route 33 near the Turnpike overpass Thursday afternoon, according to East Windsor police.
Police responded around 1:10 p.m. and found a car driven by Frannie Rios, of Hooverton Place, had collided with a UPS box truck, driven by Springfield resident William Dun, 56, at the intersection of Route 33 and Woodside Avenue, police said a primary investigation revealed.
The woman’s vehicle struck the right side of the UPS truck then was pushed against the guardrail before spinning and coming to rest in the middle of Route 33, said Mercer County Prosecutor’s Office spokeswoman Casey DeBlasio.
First responders said Rios was unconscious but breathing when she was cut out of her car and flown by helicopter to Capital Health Regional Medical Center at Fuld. Police said she died around 4:15 p.m. from traumatic injuries from the crash.
Dun was taken to the hospital for evaluation and was released, said UPS spokesman Chris Barlett.
No charges have been filed and the investigation is ongoing, said Lt. James Monahan.
Hightown Engine Company Deputy Chief Scott Jenkins said firefighters cleaned up 25 gallons of gas that was on the ground from a crack in the gas tank of the UPS truck.
Route 33 was closed Thursday from about Davison Road to Woodside Avenue while police investigated the crash.
Hightstown Engine Company, East Windsor Volunteer Fire Company #1, East Windsor Volunteer Fire Company #2, Cranbury Volunteer Fire Company and Applegarth Fire Company responded to the scene.
This article was originally published at 3:45 p.m. April 12, and updated at 11:25 a.m. April 13.