Prosecutor’s office releases video of van connected to fatal North Bergen hit-and-run


The Hudson County Prosecutor’s Office has released surveillance video of a light-colored minivan connected to the North Bergen hit-and-run where a young woman died while being treated in the hospital.

On Monday, February 18th, at approximately 8:15 p.m., the North Bergen Police
Department received a 911 call reporting a body lying in the roadway on 43rd Street in the area of Tonnelle Avenue in North Bergen, Prosecutor Esther Suarez said in a statement/

Upon arrival, responding North Bergen police officers observed an unresponsive woman, Darlene Westbrook, 34, lying in the roadway at that location.

The woman was treated at the scene before being transported by Emergency Medical
Services to the Jersey City Medical Center where she was pronounced dead at approximately 2:40 a.m. on February 19th, authorities said.

The initial investigation by the Hudson County Regional Collision Investigation Unit and the
North Bergen Police Department has determined that a motor vehicle was involved in this fatal incident.

A suspected vehicle being sought by investigators is described as a 2001-2003 Chrysler
Voyager Minivan that is light in color, possibly silver.

The minivan is missing both front hub caps and was last observed traveling north on John F. Kennedy Boulevard from 35th Street on Monday between 8:15 and 8:20 p.m. Investigators are asking the public for assistance in finding this vehicle.

Anyone with information about the vehicle is asked to contact the Hudson County Regional
Collision Investigation Unit at 201-915-1345 or leave an anonymous tip on the Hudson County Prosecutor’s official website at:

All information will be kept confidential.

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