Authorities: Man killed in early morning crash on Kennedy Boulevard in Jersey City

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A man was killed and two left seriously injured earlier Friday morning after two cars collided with each other on John F. Kennedy Boulevard, law enforcement officials said.

By Corey McDonald/Hudson County View

Today at approximately 4:20 a.m., members of the Jersey City Police Department responded to the intersection of John F. Kennedy Boulevard and Fairmount Avenue
on multiple reports of a motor vehicle collision with injuries, Hudson County Prosecutor Esther Suarez said in a statement.

Upon arrival, responding Jersey City police officers found a serious motor vehicle collision involving two vehicles and multiple injured individuals.

The initial investigation by the Hudson County Regional Collision Investigation Unit and the
Jersey City Police Department revealed that one of the vehicles, a southbound 2003 Nissan
Xterra collided head-on with a northbound 2014 Chevrolet Impala marked as a taxi.

There were two male occupants in the Xterra, both who were injured in the collision and
subsequently transported by Emergency Medical Services to Jersey City Medical Center.

One of the occupants, a 35-year-old resident of Jersey City, was pronounced dead at approximately 5:15 a.m. The cause and manner of death are pending an investigation by the Regional Medical Examiner’s Office.

The second occupant of the vehicle, a 32-year-old resident of Jersey City is being treated for serious bodily injuries. He is listed in critical condition, however he remains stable.

Finally, the driver of the Impala, a 47-year-old male resident of Jersey City, was also transported by EMS to Jersey City Medical Center where he is being treated for serious bodily injuries. He is listed in critical condition, however he also remains stable.

The events surrounding the collision remain under investigation by the Hudson County Regional Collision Investigation Unit with assistance from the Jersey City Police Department. No charges have been filed at this time.

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

All information will be kept confidential.

A Jersey City police officer was involved in a fatal crash near the same intersection back in 2013, though he was acquitted of death by auto by a jury in October 2015.

 

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

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