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Cranbury reporter charged with murder at Rt. 130 dead the wrong way

CRANBURY – The 36-year-old woman charged with murder after the wrong-headed death of a 95-year-old man on Route 130 is a community journalist in Middlesex County.

Lisa Pollitt, of Cranbury, works for New Brunswick Today, which describes itself as a “community news organization that produces a website, social media curation and bilingual print monthly newspaper.”

Pollitt intentionally drove into oncoming traffic on Thursday afternoon, on the north side of the freeway near Justin Drive, according to the Middlesex County District Attorney’s Office.

The area is the entrance to a complex of apartments and townhouses, called The Willows at Cranbury.

Ann Nancy Stewart (Gail Bauer via Echovita)

Ann Nancy Stewart (Gail Bauer via Echovita)

Two women were in the car she hit – both were seriously injured.

The passenger, Ann “Nancy” Stewart, of Monroe, was hospitalized in critical condition and died of her injuries on Saturday.

Stewart also had roots in Hightstown, according to an online memorial site.

Pollitt’s most recent article posted to the website (Wednesday) is from December 2.

The killing appears to be a random act, as Pollitt did not know the victims, Cicone said.

Pollitt remained in custody on Tuesday evening, pending a detention hearing in Middlesex County Superior Court.

Anyone with potential information about the accident has been asked to contact Detective Lindenfeld of the Cranbury Police Department at 609-664-3244 or Detective Berman of the Middlesex County District Attorney’s Office at 732-745-4328.

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