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Young Driver Killed In Route 17 Collision With Tractor-Trailer

Responders converged at the scene on Route 17 just north of East Allendale Road in Saddle River.
Responders converged at the scene on Route 17 just north of East Allendale Road in Saddle River. Photo Credit: CONTRIBUTED (Anonymous)

A driver was killed in a horrific crash on Route 17, authorities confirmed.

Cyrenius "Cy" Menard, a 19-year-old football player who wasgraduated from St. Joseph's Regional High School, was ejected from his sedan in a collision with a tractor-trailer in the southbound lanes just north of East Allendale Avenue in Saddle River shortly after 11:30 a.m. Friday, May 6.

Southbound Route 17 was reopened between Lake Street in Ramsey and East Allendale Avenue after detectives from the Bergen County Prosecutor's Fatal Accident Unit and the Bergen County Sheriff's Bureau of Criminal Identification completed a roadside investigation.

Responding with Saddle River police were their colleagues from Upper Saddle River, Allendale and Ramsey, as well as county sheriff's officers.

SEE: Football Player Killed In Route 17 Crash Was 'Larger Than Life'

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