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Man charged in fatal crash that killed friend

MOUNT HOLLY, NJ – A Bergen County man has been charged with driving under the influence of marijuana in an October car crash that killed his friend, who was a passenger in his vehicle at the time. The Courier Post reports that 20-year-old Johnalex Grullon is facing charges of second-degree vehicular homicide, third-degree assault by… Read more »

Family of man killed in NJ crash files wrongful death suit

LAFAYETTE, NJ – A wrongful death lawsuit has been filed by the family of a man who was killed in a crash in Lafayette last year, njherald.com reported. 33-year-old Bassirou “Bass” Diaite of Hamburg was one of two people who died in the two-car crash Aug. 5 on Route 15.  A tow truck driven by… Read more »

Woman arrested and charged in fatal 2018 crash in Absecon

ABSECON, NJ – A woman is under arrest in connection with a 2018 crash that killed another driver in southern New Jersey, according to NJ.com. Authorities say 24-year-old Kaitlyn Hayes of Pleasantville is charged with first-degree aggravated manslaughter and first-degree vehicular homicide in a school zone. The accident happened at about 11:30 p.m. on Dec…. Read more »

Help sought in identifying woman found dead along tracks

ELIZABETH, NJ – Investigators are trying to determine the identity of a woman who was found dead in Elizabeth last week, the Lyndhurst Daily Voice reports. The woman is being described as having been in her late 20s or early 30s, possibly black or Hispanic, and about five feet six inches tall, authorities said.  She… Read more »

Glenwood man rejects plea deal for triple-fatality accident in 2019

WAYNE, NJ – A Glenwood man rejected a plea deal calling for a 30-year prison term for a crash that killed three people last year in Wayne, according to PIX11. The accused is Glenwood man Jason Vanderee, 30, who will be heading to trial after rejecting the deal. He is facing charges of death by… Read more »

Bar to pay settlement to daughter of NJ man killed in crash

ELIZABETH, NJ – The 4-year-old daughter of a motorcyclist killed in a crash involving a former Elizabeth police officer will be paid a $282,000 settlement, according to NJ.com. 29-year-old Jairo Lozano of Elizabeth was fatally struck on Elmora Avenue by Romulo Meneses-Alvarez, who was off-duty at the time of the accident on Halloween 2017. Meneses-Alvarez… Read more »

UPDATE: Man who died in Friday Newark fire has been ID’d

NEWARK, NJ – The man who died in a Newark fire that also injured a child and six others on Friday night has been identified, according to NJ.com. This is an update to a previous story. Newark man Jimmy Escobar, 39, was pronounced dead at 12:18 a.m. Saturday morning on the 100 block of Magazine… Read more »

Driver killed after crashing into Maywood house

MAYWOOD, NJ – Sources report a 54-year-old River Edge driver was killed after he crashed into a house Tuesday night. The unidentified victim was driving a Honda Accord around 3 a.m. when he struck and took down several street signs before driving across a lawn and crashing into a home at Maywood and Fairmount avenues…. Read more »

Woman dead in Bayonne fire

BAYONNE, NJ – A woman is dead following a fire in a Bayonne home yesterday, according to a report by WABC. Fire officials received a report of the fire yesterday evening at East 16th Street. When firefighters had arrived, they discovered that two people were still inside the structure. Additionally, the blaze had reached the… Read more »

Passaic firefighter’s covid related death was ‘in the line of duty’

Passaic, NJ – The New Jersey pension board ruled that Passaic firefighter, Israel Tolentino’s, COVID-19 related death was caused by work and will supply his family with full death benefits, sources report. Tolentino was just 33 at the time of his death and was the first firefighter in New Jersey to die from the virus… Read more »

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