South River Resident Killed in New Jersey House Explosion Identified

The man who was killed during an explosion at a South River, New Jersey, home has been identified as Kevin Gilbert.

Gilbert, 62, sustained fatal injuries in the explosion which left one other person with ‘serious injuries’.

Authorities were called to a residence on Continental Court following reports of an explosion.

Once there, they located two male victims who had sustained serious injuries from the explosion.

One of the victims was transported to Robert Wood Johnson University Hospital for treatment. The other victim, Kevin Gilbert, 62, of South River, was discovered with fatal injuries.

Gilbert succumbed to his injuries and was pronounced deceased at the scene.

Photos of the aftermath showed the home almost entirely blown away, with shards of wood and small clumps of pink fiberglass insulation strewn about the street, dotting the manicured front lawns of neighboring houses.

The largest piece remaining was a section of the roof with dormered windows from the second-floor.

Photos also showed flames and smoke shooting up at the rear of where the house formerly stood, bordering on a small thicket of woods.

“All the windows around were blown out…garage doors pushed in,” said South River Mayor Peter Guindi.

An investigation into the cause of the explosion is active and continuing.

Anyone with information is asked to call Detective Patrick Molina of the South River Police Department at 732-238-1000 or Detective Matthew Colonna of the Middlesex County Prosecutor’s Office at 732-745-3354.

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