Taylor Ruane Patrick Delepine, 19, of Middletown, died Monday morning following a car accident on Route 35.
Delepine was traveling on Route 35 North, when, at 7:58 a.m. near Poole Avenue, the 2003 Honda Accord he was driving struck the center median and then slid across the roadway where it struck a utility pole, breaking the pole into several sections, according to Hazlet Police.
He was transported to Bayshore Community Hospital, where he was pronounced dead at 8:45 a.m.
"This accident is still under investigation, but based on preliminary investigation, excessive speed does not appear to be a contributing factor," said Chief James Broderick.
Delepine was a graduate of Middletown South High School Class of 2011, where he played football, baseball and track. He worked at Staples in Hazlet and was a full time student at Brookdale Community College.
He was born in Rahway, and lived in Cranford before moving to Middletown 15 years ago.
Delepine was a communicant at St Mary's Parish New Monmouth.
Surviving are his parents, Frank and Heather Delepine; brothers, Connor and Morgan Collin Delepine; paternal grandparents, Frank and Maureen Delepine; maternal grandparents, Barry and Holly Yocum and many Aunts, Uncles, and Cousins.
Visitation will be held Friday, December 28, 2012 from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 pm at Mary Mother of God Church, 19 Cherry Tree Farm Rd., Middletown.
A Funeral Liturgy will be offered Saturday at 10:30 am at Mary Mother of God Church.
Contributions may be made to the Aquarium of the Pacific, Attn: Adopt an Animal, PO Box 21666, Long Beach, CA 90801 or online at www.aquariumofpacific.org/adopt.
Pfleger Funeral Home can be contacted for more information at www.pflegerfh.com.