MIDDLESEX COUNTY, NJ – Middlesex County Prosecutor Yolanda Ciccone and Edison Police Chief Thomas Bryan announced today that charges have been upgraded against the motorist responsible for a fatal June 27 collision on Route 1, according to local media.
Roland Lyles, a 31-year-old resident of Orange, had been facing a charge of aggravated assault in the second degree after he collided with 51-year-old Brooklyn resident Richard Diaz. Mr. Diaz has since succumbed to his injuries, and the charges against Lyles have been increased to aggravated assault in the second degree.
Police allege that Mr. Lyles was speeding at 2:19 a.m. when his Nissan Sentra struck Mr. Diaz’s motorcycle on Route 1, near Grandville Avenue. Mr. Diaz was taken to Robert Wood Johnson Hospital following the crash, where he died on June 30.
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