Fatal Crash in Hopewell: 2 Dead, 2 Critically Injured, Driver Arrested

Hopewell Township, NJ – In a tragic incident on Sunday, February 11, 2024, a motor vehicle crash occurred on State Highway 31, between Yard Road and Woosamonsa Road, at mile post 8.8. Hopewell Township Police officers were dispatched to the scene at 10:48 p.m. where they discovered a blue Jeep Grand Cherokee had collided with a Grey Nissan Maxima.

The driver of the Jeep, identified as 32-year-old Kongmi Khu from Brooklyn, NY, was initially transported to Capital Health Regional Medical Center via ambulance. After being treated for minor injuries, Khu was released. However, he remains in custody and will face charges of two counts of Vehicular Manslaughter, along with additional charges. Two rear seat passengers, both females aged 32 and 35 from Brooklyn, NY, were also transported by ambulance to St. Mary’s Hospital. They are currently in serious but stable condition. The front seat passenger, a 13-year-old male from Brooklyn, NY, was initially taken to Capital Health Regional Medical Center by ambulance. However, due to the severity of his injuries, he was later flown to Cooper University Medical Center, where he unfortunately succumbed to his injuries.

Tragically, the driver of the Nissan, a 59-year-old male from Ewing, was pronounced deceased at the scene of the crash.

Preliminary findings from the investigation reveal that the driver of the Jeep was traveling south on State Highway 31 when he attempted to pass two vehicles in a designated no-passing zone. As the Jeep initiated the pass, it collided with the oncoming Nissan, which was traveling in the opposite direction. The investigation into the incident is still ongoing.

Officer Robert Voorhees and Detective Christopher Collins of the Hopewell Township Police Department, along with detectives from the Mercer County Prosecutor’s Office, are currently conducting the investigation into the crash.

Authorities are urging anyone who may have witnessed the incident to come forward and provide information. Detective Christopher Collins can be reached at 609-737-3100 ext. 5790.

As the investigation continues, no further details have been released at this time.

In related news, the image attached to this article showcases a police car, highlighting the importance of law enforcement in responding to incidents like the one in Hopewell Township.

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