WEST WINDSOR — A South Brunswick man was killed and his wife seriously injured Thursday when their car was plowed into from behind on Route 1 by a Mack truck being driving by a Philadelphia man who has been charged with driving while intoxicated and death by auto, police said.
Charles Inman, 67, of South Brunswick, was killed in the 10:18 p.m. crash and his wife Pamela Inman, 67, remains hospitalized with serious injuries, Lt. Robert Garofalo said. Charles “Chuck” Inman was the founder of the annual Battle Against Hunger bike ride event, which benefits several local charity organizations.
The driver of the truck, Lorin Fisher, is being held at the Mercer County jail on $300,000 on charges of death by auto, aggravated assault, driving under the influence, reckless driving and failure to observe a red traffic signal.
Fisher is accused of rear-ending a Lexus being driving by Charles Inman in the northbound lanes on Route 1 at the intersection with Lower Harrison Street in West Windsor, police said.
The Lexus was pushed into a third car, a 2011 BMW being driven by Roger Dashevsky, of Princeton. Pamela Inman was in the passenger seat of the Lexus. Fisher also had a passenger in the Mack truck who was not named by police.
Dashevsky was treated and released at a local hospital.
The Battle Against Hunger bike tour founded by Inman has raised $650,000 for local hunger relieve efforts over the past 11 years. The 2013 event held in September included 40 riders who traveled a 200-mile route and raised $70,000.
The organizations that benefit from the bike tour include Rescue Mission of Trenton, Trenton Area Soup Kitchen, Atlantic City Rescue Mission, Toni’s Kitchen, Cast Your Cares Ministries, Crisis Ministry of Princeton and Trenton, and Jewish Family Service of Atlantic and Cape May Counties.
Garofalo said there were numerous witnesses to the accident and the investigation remains ongoing. Anyone with information is asked to contact Sgt. Marylouise Tarr at (609) 799-1222.
Editor’s Note: The headline and story were updated to correct the hometown of the Inmans. They reside in South Brunswick, but have a Princeton mailing address.
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