Middlesex County Prosecutor Andrew C. Carey said that
a Brooklyn man has pleaded guilty today in causing the death of a 45-year old
Ocean Township man and injuring three others while driving under the influence.
Isserovich, 39, of Brooklyn, New York,
pleaded guilty to one count of death by auto in the second degree, three counts
of assault by auto in the fourth degree, and driving while under the influence of
controlled substances which caused the fatal crash on September 6, 2017.
a plea agreement reached with Middlesex County Assistant Prosecutor Keith
Abrams, Isserovich will be sentenced to a prison term of 7 years for causing the crash that
killed Jason Appio and injured the drivers of three other vehicles. This term
is subject to the No Early Release Act. As such, the defendant will have to
serve 85 percent of his prison term before becoming eligible for parole.
defendant was arrested and charged following an investigation by New Jersey
State Trooper Rafael Castro and Detective Donald Heck of the Middlesex County
investigation determined that Isserovich was driving a tractor trailor on Route
440 South, near milepost 2.7, and rear ended the Hyundai Sonata driven by
Appio. The Sonata jolted forward striking another passenger vehicle. The
tractor trailer then jackknifed and struck two other passenger cars.
Appio, 45, of Ocean Township was pronounced dead at Raritan Bay
- Perth Amboy Division, where he was taken following the crash.
drivers of the three other vehicles who were invoved in the crash were taken to
Robert Wood Johnson University Hospital in New Brunswick and were treated for their
the driver of the tractor trailer, was taken to Raritan Bay Medical Center –
Perth Amboy Division where he was treated for his injuries.