Fatal Motor Vehicle Accident

At approximately 11:31 am, the Readington Township Police Department was dispatched to a motor vehicle accident on State Highway 22 westbound at the intersection of County Line road. Preliminary investigation revealed a dump truck owned by Flats and Curbs Concrete of Union, NJ attempted to back into a construction site while in the westbound lanes. At the same time, a Hyundai Sonata operated by Russell P. Balunis, age 78 of Flemington was travelling west and struck the trailer. Mr. Balunis was pronounced deceased at the scene. The accident is being investigated by the Readington Township Police Department and Hunterdon County Prosecutor's Office Fatal Analysis Collision Team. The highway was closed for approximately four hours and has since been reopened. Assisting at the scene was Whitehouse Fire and Rescue, East Whitehouse Fire and EMS 1."

The Readington Twp. Police Department would like to send our condolences to the Balunis family. The incident remains under investigation; further details will be released when they become available. If anyone has any information regarding the investigation, please contact the Readington Township Police Department at (908) 534-4035; or the Hunterdon County Prosecutor's office at (908) 788-1129."

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