SOUTH BRUNSWICK – A 57-year-old Jamesburg man has been charged in a hit-and-run that resulted in the death of South Brunswick resident riding a motorcycle.

The incident happened on Thursday night, the Middlesex County Prosecutor’s Office and South Brunswick police said on Friday.

Peter Prete, of Jamesburg, was arrested and charged with leaving the scene of a fatal motor vehicle crash and issued summonses.

The South Brunswick resident was identified as 25-year-old Cory Holsten, of the township’s Dayton section.

At this time, investigators say that Prete was driving a 2004 Jeep Wrangler when he allegedly crashed into Holsten’s motorcycle. They allege that Prete fled the scene. He was later arrested at his home.

The crash happened around 8:50 p.m. in the Cranbury Road and Davidson Mill Road area.

Holsten was pronounced dead at the scene.

Authorities are seeking help from the public with their investigation. Anyone with information is asked to contact South Brunswick Ptrl. William Merkler at 732-329-4646 or county detective Jonathan Berman at 732-745-4328.

Connect with MonroeNow

Sign up to get news alerts and local happenings in your inbox. And follow us on Twitter and Facebook for more content.

Email: Find us on Facebook, follow us on Twitter


Christopher Lang is a freelance correspondent for MonroeNow. Previously he was part of The Record-USA Today Network and served as an editor for a decade at NJMG.