Two Teens Killed in Motor Vehicle Crash on Dutch Road

Single vehicle crash claims lives of local teenagers Saturday evening.

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Tragedy struck over the holiday weekend as two teenagers were killed in a motor vehicle crash Saturday evening.

Jeffrey Szatkowski, 17, of Spotswood, and Nicole Surace, 18, of Milltown, died following a single vehicle accident on Dutch Road.

Shortly before 8 p.m. on Nov. 30, a 2004 Ford Mustang driven by Szatkowski was headed south on Dutch Road near Fresh Ponds Road, when his vehicle ran off the roadway and crashed into a telephone pole, according to police. After striking the pole, the Mustang then turned over in a wooded area and collided with a tree before landing on its roof. 

Szatkowski and Surace were transported to Robert Wood Johnson University Hospital in New Brunswick where both were later pronounced dead, according to police. 

Units from the Milltown Rescue Squad, East Brunswick Rescue Squad, Brookview Fire Department and Robert Wood Johnson University Hospital Paramedics responded to the scene. 

The accident is currently under investigation. Anyone with any information regarding the crash is asked to contact Ptl. James Angermeier or Ptl. Glenn Tabasko of the East Brunswick Police Department's Special Operations Section at 732-390-6969.
WMS826 December 01, 2013 at 11:56 AM
Speed....what else could it be....
Ellen Burke December 01, 2013 at 12:24 PM
How about waiting to find out details before we judge? And how about not name-calling because you don't like what someone posts?
Ginger December 01, 2013 at 12:45 PM
I grew up on that section of Dutch Rd. and have seen many accidents over the years this is just another senseless tragedy. My thoughts and prayers are with the families.
Jarhead December 01, 2013 at 03:09 PM
Ginger, I totally agree. I grew up on the other end of Dutch Rd. Whether or not speed was a factor is not relevant. Two kids have died and their families are devastated. I pray for the families.
Judith Gannon December 02, 2013 at 12:45 PM
its usually speed when a 1 car crash with kids. when i grew up in NY, we couldnt drive after dark without a licensed driver until 18. it is so in the culture now, that kids younger than that drive when they like and even have cars. parents might sit and watch high school kids leave a parking lot sometime. they may take the keys away.
Roe December 02, 2013 at 02:38 PM
tragic and very sad loss


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