The Hudson County Regional Collision Investigation Unit and the North Bergen Police Department are investigating a fatal crash that killed a pedestrian.
By John Heinis/Hudson County View
“Please avoid the area of Tonnelle Avenue and 91st Street in North Bergen as investigators respond to a crash in which a pedestrian was fatally struck,” the Hudson County Prosecutor’s Office tweeted at 12:36 p.m.
This marks the sixth fatal crash in North Bergen in 2022, the fourth of which occurred on Tonnelle Avenue.
On Saturday at 8:23 a.m., Hudson County Prosecutor Esther Suarez released new information.
At approximately 12:04 p.m. yesterday, the North Bergen Police Department was notified of a pedestrian struck in the area of Tonnelle Avenue and 91st Street. Responding officers found the lifeless body of a woman and she was pronounced dead at the scene.
At this time, the victim’s name is being withheld pending notification to her next of kin.
During the initial investigation, it was determined the woman was struck by a tractor trailer traveling south on Tonnelle Avenue.
The driver of the tractor trailer, a 38-year-old Texas man, continued on Tonnelle Avenue, stopped in the area of 68th Street, and called 911.
The Hudson County Regional Collision Investigation Unit and the North Bergen Police Department are actively investigating this case and no arrests have been made at this time.
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 has been updated with new information.