Jessica Montes

Jessica Montes

SOUTH PLAINFIELD – The driver of a motorcycle has been charged with second-degree vehicular homicide related to the death of a 28-year-old Piscataway woman, the Middlesex County Prosecutor’s Office said on Tuesday.

The Prosecutor’s Office also alleged the driver, Ruddy Custodio, 30, of Piscataway was under the influence of alcohol and drugs during the time of the accident.

The passenger on the 2016 BMW motorcycle, Jessica Montes, 28, of Piscataway, was ejected from the bike and sustained fatal injuries from the July 4 accident. She was treated at Robert wood Johnson University Hospital, where she was eventually died.

Though the investigation is still ongoing, law enforcement agencies said that Custodio lost control of his motorcycle on New Brunswick Avenue near Carlton Avenue in South Plainfield and hit a curb. The impact resulted in Montes being ejected from the motorcycle and sustaining “catastrophic injuries.”

Custodio received multiple summonses for driving while intoxicated, reckless driving, failure to maintain lanes, driving without a license, driving while suspended, operating a vehicle without consent, driving an unregistered vehicle, failure to possess a driver’s license, failure to possess an insurance card and no insurance. Custodio, was treated for minor injuries at JFK Medical Center in Edison

He is currently being held at the Middlesex County Adult Correction Center pending a detention hearing.

According to an NJ.com report, Montes is survived by her 8-year-old son; parents Maria Martinez and Vicente Montes; cousin, Kenny Figueroa; aunt, Amparo Martinez; and friends.

A GoFundMe page was created to help cover the cost for funeral arrangements. As of July 16, it has raised $3,280 of the $8,000 goal.

According to her obituary, Montes graduation from Piscataway High School in 2008. She studied phlebotomy and recently worked at Raritan Bay Medical Center.

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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.

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