Prosecutor: Pedestrian fatally struck while crossing Tonnelle Avenue in North Bergen


A pedestrian was fatally struck while crossing Tonnelle Avenue in North Bergen early this morning, Hudson County Prosecutor Esther Suarez announced.

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By John Heinis/Hudson County View

At approximately 5:54 a.m. this morning, the North Bergen Police Department was notified a pedestrian was struck in the area of Tonnelle Avenue and 69th Street, Suarez said in a statement.

Upon arrival, officers located a pedestrian – later identified as Angel Ruano, 64, of North Bergen – with serious injuries. He was transported by Emergency Medical Services to Hackensack University Medical Center, where he was pronounced dead at 6:47 a.m.

A preliminary investigation determined Ruano was struck by a 2005 Honda Civic traveling southbound on Tonnelle Avenue. The driver, a 46-year-old Bronx, New York man, was not injured and remained at the scene.

The Hudson County Regional Collision Investigation Unit and the North Police Department are actively investigating this incident.

Anyone with any information is asked to contact the HCPO at 201-915-1345 or to leave an anonymous tip at:

All information will be kept confidential.

This is the second fatal North Bergen crash in the past 48 hours, with Roger Oliveira, 31, of Cliffside Park, dying in a motorcycle crash on Tonnelle Avenue early Sunday morning.

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