N.J. crash kills man, 87

Posted: March 05, 2012

BARNEGAT, N.J. - State police said that an elderly man driving a pickup truck with its headlights off was killed when it collided with another vehicle on the Garden State Parkway.

Four other people were hospitalized after the crash, which occurred about 2:45 a.m. yesterday in the northbound lanes near Exit 67 in Barnegat.

Troopers said that Robert Pestridge Jr., 87, of Middle Township, was trying to cross into the center lane when he collided with a car driven by Stuart Markowitz, 48, of Marlboro. Pestridge was pronounced dead at the scene from head and neck trauma.

- Associated Press

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