UPDATED: 3 people dead, 3 more injured, in crash on Paterson Plank Road in Jersey City Heights


Three people were killed and three more were injured in an early morning crash on Paterson Plank Road in the Jersey City Heights.


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By John Heinis/Hudson County View

“Update: the Hudson County Regional Collision Investigation Unit is investigating a two car collision, in which three people died and three others were injured,” the Hudson County Prosecutor’s Office tweeted.

“Please continue to avoid Paterson Plank Road between Jersey City and Hoboken through the morning commute.”

Hudson County Prosecutor Esther Suarez released additional information at 2:43 p.m.

At approximately 12:45 a.m., the Jersey City Police Department was notified of a two-car collision on Paterson Plank Road, south of Congress Street, she said in a statement

Responding officers located a BMW SUV that appeared to have crashed head-on with a Kia sedan. The driver of the Kia – identified as Dylan Weidenfeld, 26, of Jersey City – was pronounced dead at the scene.

The BMW was occupied by five individuals. A female backseat passenger was pronounced dead at the scene and a male backseat passenger was transported to Jersey City Medical Center where he was pronounced dead.

Their identities are being withheld pending next of kin notifications. A third backseat passenger, a 19-year-old female, remains in critical condition at tje Jersey City Medical Center.

The male driver of the BMW and the front seat female passenger, both 23, of Jersey City, suffered injuries that are not considered to be life-threatening at this time.

The Hudson County Regional Collision Investigation Unit is actively investigating this matter with assistance from the Jersey City Police Department.

Anyone with information is asked to contact the Office of the Hudson County Prosecutor at 201-915-1345 or to leave an anonymous tip at: http://www.hudsoncountyprosecutorsofficenj.org/homicide-tip/.

All information will be kept confidential.


Editor’s note: This story was updated with new information.

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