ISELIN — A Woodbridge township man was charged today with aggravated manslaughter for crashing his vehicle into the rear of a parked FedEx truck and killing a 43-year-old delivery man last week, Middlesex County Prosecutor Bruce J. Kaplan and Robert Hubner, director of the Woodbridge Police Department, announced.
James T. Cunningham, 72, of the Iselin section of Woodbridge was charged during a continuing investigation into the death on Feb. 22 of William Convery III of South Bound Brook.
Cunningham, who also was injured in the crash, remains hospitalized at Robert Wood Johnson University Medical Center in New Brunswick. His bail has been set at $250,000.
The charge was filed during the investigation by Officer Stephen Botti of the Woodbridge Police Department and Investigator Sean O’Lone of the Middlesex County Prosecutor’s Office.
The investigation determined Mr. Convery had parked his FedEx truck and was standing outside the rear of the vehicle when he and the truck were struck at 9:33 a.m. in a residential neighborhood near Merrill Park.
The victim was pronounced dead at 10:09 a.m. at the scene of the crash on Fairview Avenue in the Colonia section of Woodbridge after he was struck by Cunningham’s 2005 Dodge Caravan.
Authorities are asking anyone with information to call Officer Botti of the Woodbridge Police Department at 1-732-634-7700, or Investigator O’Lone of the Middlesex County Prosecutor’s Office at 1-732-745-3315.
As is the case with all criminal defendants, Cunningham is presumed innocent until proven guilty.