New Jersey reporter Lisa Pollitt has had the criminal charges that she faces upgraded, with the death of 95-year-old victim Ann Stewart.

Law enforcement believes that Pollitt intentionally drove her car into oncoming traffic, resulting in a serious head-on collision.

Pollitt, 36 is now charged with:

  • First-degree murder
  • Aggravated assault
  • Obstruction

This was as a result of a bizarre incident that took place on February 10, 2022, in Cranberry, New Jersey, according to Middlesex County Prosecutor Yolanda Ciccone.

According to Ciccone, Pollitt “...was traveling south on Route 130 in Cranbury (2/10/22) when she veered into the northbound lane around 4:10 p.m., hitting an oncoming vehicle head-on."

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The Cranberry Police confirmed the following:

Stewart, a passenger in the impacted vehicle suffered serious injuries and was transported to Robert Wood Johnson Hospital, in critical condition.

Stewart died on February 12, 2022, as a result of the injuries that she sustained in the crash, caused by Pollitt.

At the time of the crash, Pollitt was a reporter for the program New Brunswick Today.

Authorities have described this as a “random act,” and have confirmed that Pollitt did not know the victims in this crash.

No motive for the intentional crash has been revealed at this time.

Pollitt is presently in custody, pending an upcoming pre-trial detention hearing to be held in New Jersey Superior Court.

This remains an active investigation. If you have any information, you are being asked to call Detective Lindenfeld of the Cranbury Police Department at (609) 664-3244 or Detective Berman of the Middlesex County Prosecutor’s Office at (732) 745-4328.

SOURCES: Middlesex County New Jersey Prosecutor Yolanda Ciccone & The Cranbury New Jersey Police Department.

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