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NJ School Principal, Son Killed In Head-On Crash During Trip To South Africa NJ School Principal, Son Killed In Head-On Crash During Trip To South Africa
NJ School Principal, Son Killed In Head-On Crash During Trip To South Africa The halls of Dr. John Grieco Elementary School in Englewood will be far less bright come the 2024-25 school year. The school's principal, Dr. Daniela Small-Bailey, was killed in a crash in South Africa on July Fourth, her district announced. Small-Bailey died alongside her son, Sidanii Bell, and were among four people killed in the head-on crash involving a police car near Dullstroom at approximately 4:20 p.m., South African Police Service Acting Provincial Commissioner Major General Zeph Mkhwanazi said. 2 Corinthians 1:3 Praise be to the God and Father of our Lord Jesus Chri…
Wrong-Way Crash Kills 2 Newark Residents On Garden State Parkway, Police Say Wrong-Way Crash Kills 2 Newark Residents On Garden State Parkway, Police Say
Wrong-Way Crash Kills 2 Newark Residents On Garden State Parkway, Police Say Two people were killed and one person was injured in a wrong-way crash on the Garden State Parkway overnight in Paramus, authorities confirmed. Diana J. Cruz, 38, of Newark, was heading north in the southbound lanes of the Parkway when she struck a Toyota SUV head-on just before 2:30 a.m. at milepost 163.4 on Friday, July 5, New Jersey State Police Sgt. Jeffrey Lebron said. Both Cruz and the Toyota driver, Sunday T. Ogundare, 55, of Newark, were killed, Lebron said. A passenger in the Toyota, a 20-year-old Pompton Plains woman, was hospitalized with moderate injuries. The crash remain…
PA Motorcyclist Killed Hitting One Car, Run Over By Another On Route 78 (UPDATE) PA Motorcyclist Killed Hitting One Car, Run Over By Another On Route 78 (UPDATE)
PA Motorcyclist Killed Hitting One Car, Run Over By Another On Route 78 (Update) A 45-year-old Easton, PA man was killed in a motorcycle crash on Route 78 in New Jersey on Tuesday, July 2, authorities said. At 10:04 p.m., a BMW motorcycle traveling eastbound on Route 78 in Greenwich Township struck the back of a 2017 Toyota Camry, Charles Marchan, a spokesman for the New Jersey State Police said. As a result of the crash, the motorcyclist, whose name has not been released, was ejected and was subsequently struck by a 2020 Toyota Camry, killing him, Marchan said.  The driver of the 2017 Toyota Camry sustained minor injuries, Marchan said.  The crash remains u…
Bicyclist, 47, Dies After Being Struck On Route 9W Bicyclist, 47, Dies After Being Struck On Route 9W
Bicyclist, 47, Dies After Being Struck On Route 9W Jake Kim, a 47-year-old Englewood resident was killed after his bicycle was truck by a vehicle on Wednesday morning, June 19, according to a fundraiser created to assist his family. As of Thursday, June 27, more than $12,000 has been raised.  "The famous 9W leaving from Fort Lee, will no longer feel the same without him," Jang won Woo, who organized the fundraiser said." Kim was struck by a Mercedes Sprinter Van at 9:50 a.m. at the intersection of Palisade Avenue and Sylvan Avenue, Englewood Cliffs police said.  Kim was transported to Englewood Hospital and Medical Cen…
Two Struck By Hit, Run Driver: Newark PD Two Struck By Hit, Run Driver: Newark PD
Two Struck By Hit, Run Driver: Newark PD Two people were struck by a driver who fled the scene in Newark on the early morning of Monday, June 24, authorities said. At 1:34 a.m., police responded to South Munn Avenue near Plymouth Street after an e-bike driver and his passenger were struck by a vehicle, Newark Public Safety Director Fritz Fragé said. After being hit, the e-bike driver struck a parked car in the area, Fragé said. Both victims were transported to a nearby hospital in stable condition,  Fragé said. The driver fled the scene, Fragé said. The incident remains under investigation, Fragé said.
Ejection, House Struck In Horrific Maywood Crash Ejection, House Struck In Horrific Maywood Crash
Ejection, House Struck In Horrific Maywood Crash An occupant was ejected when one SUV hit a house and another a utility pole in a fierce collision in Maywood, authorities said. One of the vehicles was knocked onto its side in the crash at the corner of East Passaic and Elm streets around 11:30 p.m. Sunday, June 16. Two Teaneck men -- 28 and 20 years old -- were in one vehicle, responders said. A 25-year-old Bogota woman was driving the other, they said. All three were taken to Hackensack University Medical Center. Maywood firefighters and police responded, along with Rochelle Park police, who assisted, and the Bergen County Prosecu…
Staten Island Motorcyclist, 27, Killed In Route 287 Crash Staten Island Motorcyclist, 27, Killed In Route 287 Crash
Staten Island Motorcyclist, 27, Killed In Route 287 Crash A 27-year-old motorcyclist from Staten Island died in a weekend crash on Route 287 in Somerset County, authorities said. Durmish Golesh was heading north on a Kawasaki when he rear-ended a Hyundai, overturned, and struck the back of an Infiniti around 11:25 a.m. on Saturday, June 15 in Far Hills, New Jersey State Police Sgt. Jeffrey Lebron said. Golesh was thrown from the bike and died, Lebron said. No other injuries were reported and the crash remains under investigation.
Dad, Motorcyclist Killed In Crash On NJ Turnpike In Newark: State Police Dad, Motorcyclist Killed In Crash On NJ Turnpike In Newark: State Police
Dad, Motorcyclist Killed In Crash On NJ Turnpike In Newark: State Police A 37-year-old Monmouth County motorcyclist was killed in a crash on the New Jersey Turnpike in Newark on Saturday June 8, authorities said. At 2:31 a.m. Ryan Schamlz, a Keyport resident, was opearting a Harley Davidson south on the ramp of the Turnpike by Interchange 14 when he crashed into an international truck hauling a utility trailer that was stopped on the access road at the intersection, Jeffrey Lebron, a spokesman for the New Jersey State Police said. Schmalz suffered fatal injuries, Lebron said. The crash remains under investigation, Lebron said.  I have no words right no…
NJ Financial Advisor Killed In NY Motorcycle Crash: 'Man Of Passion, Principle, Adventure' NJ Financial Advisor Killed In NY Motorcycle Crash: 'Man Of Passion, Principle, Adventure'
NJ Financial Advisor Killed In NY Motorcycle Crash: 'Man Of Passion, Principle, Adventure' Authorities have released more information about a fatal crash on a busy New York road that left a New Jersey man dead. Peter Leist, 62, of Denville, NJ was heading west on Route 301 in Carmel, NY, when he crossed over the double yellow lines to pass a few vehicles and collided head-on with a small bus, around 2:10 p.m. Friday, May 31, the Putnam County Sheriff's Office said. Leist was pronounced dead at the scene and Route 301 was closed for around three hours for the investigation. Leist was the president of his own financial advisory company, Leist Financial Group. The website says he b…
Two Motorcyclists Killed In Four-Vehicle Crash On Route 78 Two Motorcyclists Killed In Four-Vehicle Crash On Route 78
Two Motorcyclists Killed In Four-Vehicle Crash On Route 78 Two motorcyclists were killed in a four-vehicle crash on Route 78 in Union County on Sunday, June 2, authorities said. At 6:06 p.m., a Lexus SUV, Honda passenger vehicle, BMW motorcycle and Suzuki motorcycle were traveling eastbound on Route 78 in Berkeley Heights when the BMW struck the back of the Honda, causing the Suzuki to strike the back of the BMW, Jeffrey Lebron, a spokesman for the New Jersey State Police said. The BMW then collided with the Lexus, ran off the roadway and struck a traffic sign, Lebron said. The BMW and Suzuki overturned, resulting in the ejection of both drivers, L…
Scooter Driver Killed In Jersey Shore Crash Involving Police Officer Identified: State AG Scooter Driver Killed In Jersey Shore Crash Involving Police Officer Identified: State AG
Scooter Driver Killed In Jersey Shore Crash Involving Police Officer Identified: State AG New Jersey's Attorney General has identified the scooter driver killed in a Monmouth County crash and the police officer involved in the wreck. Guyvenson Innocent, 35, of Beachwood, died in the crash on Monday, Apr. 15, the state Attorney General's office said in a news release on Wednesday, May 1. The crash happened on Route 35 South near Sunset Avenue in Ocean Township at around 9:08 p.m. Investigators said Ocean Township police officer Ryan Deceglie was on duty when his marked vehicle and "multiple civilian vehicles" crashed. Officer Deceglie and the other drivers in the c…
Tractor Trailer Slams Through Building In Three-Vehicle Crash: Cedar Grove PD Tractor Trailer Slams Through Building In Three-Vehicle Crash: Cedar Grove PD
Tractor Trailer Slams Through Building In Three-Vehicle Crash: Cedar Grove PD Two people were injured after a tractor trailer slammed through a building on Route 23 in Cedar Grove following a three-vehicle crash on Friday, April 26, Cedar Grove police said. At 11:12 a.m., two vehicles and a truck were involved in the crash before the truck struck the building, at 792 Pompton Ave. compromising the structure, police said. Two drivers were extricated and transported to a nearby hospital with non-life-threatening injuries, police said. The building is home to the Medicine Shoppe Pharmacy. Police, fire, EMS and other agencies are on scene, police said. Cedar Grove Poli…
Wayne Motorcyclist, 37, Killed In Route 23 Crash: Morris County Prosecutor Wayne Motorcyclist, 37, Killed In Route 23 Crash: Morris County Prosecutor
Wayne Motorcyclist, 37, Killed In Route 23 Crash: Morris County Prosecutor A 37-year-old Wayne man was killed after his motorcycle collided with a truck on Route 23 in Morris County on Tuesday, April 16, authorities said. At 7:40 p.m., Mojtaba Kahn's motorcycle collided with the pickup truck at an intersection at Route 23 South and Alexander Avenue in Pequannock, the Morris County Prosecutor's Office said.  When first responders arrived on scene, Kahn was unconscious and not breathing and he was ultimately pronounced dead at the scene, the Morris County Prosecutor's Office said.  The driver of the pickup truck remained at the scene, the Morris…
Scooter Rider Killed In Jersey Shore Crash Involving Police Officer, State AG Says Scooter Rider Killed In Jersey Shore Crash Involving Police Officer, State AG Says
Scooter Rider Killed In Jersey Shore Crash Involving Police Officer, State AG Says A man riding a motorized scooter was killed in a multi-vehicle crash on Route 35 in Monmouth County that involved a local police officer, state authorities said. The crash occurred on the highway's southbound side near Sunset Avenue in Ocean Township shortly after 9 p.m. Monday, April 15, New Jersey Attorney General Matthew Platkin said on Tuesday. The identity of the scooter rider, who was pronounced dead at the scene, was temporarily being withheld, as was the name of the on-duty Ocean Township officer, Platkin said. Neither the officer nor anyone else involved in the crash was injured, …
Driver, 43, Dies In Crash With Dump Truck, Guardrail On Route 80 In Fairfield: State Police Driver, 43, Dies In Crash With Dump Truck, Guardrail On Route 80 In Fairfield: State Police
Driver, 43, Dies In Crash With Dump Truck, Guardrail On Route 80 In Fairfield: State Police A 43-year-old Paterson man was killed after he crashed into a truck on Route 80 in Essex County on the early morning of Friday, April 12, authorities said. Sixto Torres-Duran was driving a Mazda eastbound on Route 80 in Fairfield when he lost directional control, ran off the roadway to the right and crashed into a guardrail just after 2:45 a.m., Jeffrey Lebron, a spokesman for the New Jersey State Police said. After hitting the guardrail, the Mazda re-entered the roadway and crashed into a Kenilworth dump truck, causing the truck to overturn, Lebron said. Torres-Duran sustained fatal injuri…
Motorcyclist Killed In Crash With New Jersey State Police Car In South Jersey: AG Motorcyclist Killed In Crash With New Jersey State Police Car In South Jersey: AG
Motorcyclist Killed In Crash With New Jersey State Police Car In South Jersey: AG A motorcyclist was killed in a collision involving an on-duty New Jersey State Police trooper in South Jersey Tuesday, April 9, state officials said. An on-duty state trooper was conducting routine patrol duties on Route 70 in Southampton, when the vehicle "was involved in a collision" with a civilian motorcycle near Burrs Mill Road  New Jersey Attorney General Matthew J. Platkin said. The motorcyclist was taken to Virtua Mount Holly Hospital, where he was pronounced dead at approximately 12:45 p.m. The state trooper involved in the collision did not sufferer significant injuries,…
UPDATE: Impaired Wrong-Way Route 4 Driver Injures 5, Himself, Faces Multiple Assault Charges UPDATE: Impaired Wrong-Way Route 4 Driver Injures 5, Himself, Faces Multiple Assault Charges
Update: Impaired Wrong-Way Route 4 Driver Injures 5, Himself, Faces Multiple Assault Charges 𝗨𝗣𝗗𝗔𝗧𝗘: An impaired driver from Westchester was headed the wrong way on westbound Route 4 in Paramus when his SUV slammed head-on into another over the weekend, sending five people as well as himself to the hospital, authorities said. Whigmer J. Villanueva, 56, of Harrison was "operating his vehicle recklessly and under the influence of drugs and or alcohol" when his eastbound 2008 Toyota rammed an unidentified vehicle shortly near Paramus Road before 2:30 a.m. Saturday, March 23, a criminal complaint says. "Two passengers in the defendant's vehicle were injured as a result of the acci…
16-Year-Old Girl Killed, 17-Year-Old Boy Seriously Injured In NJ Crash: Police 16-Year-Old Girl Killed, 17-Year-Old Boy Seriously Injured In NJ Crash: Police
16-Year-Old Girl Killed, 17-Year-Old Boy Seriously Injured In NJ Crash: Police A 16-year-old girl was killed and a 17-year-old boy seriously injured a South Jersey crash on Friday, March 22, police said. The girl, a Washington Township (Gloucester County) resident, was a passenger in a vehicle driven by a 17-year-old Gibbstown boy, according to police in Deptford. The two-car collision occurred at the intersection of Hurffville Road and Deptford Center Road just after 8 p.m. The 17-year-old driver was seriously injured and taken to Cooper University Hospital, Deptford police said. The other driver, a 27-year-old woman from Deptford, was taken to Jefferson Hospit…
HEROES: Firefighters Free Trapped Driver After Tractor-Trailer, Pickup Collide On Route 17 HEROES: Firefighters Free Trapped Driver After Tractor-Trailer, Pickup Collide On Route 17
Heroes: Firefighters Free Trapped Driver After Tractor-Trailer, Pickup Collide On Route 17 Firefighters extricated a heavily trapped driver after a tractor-trailer and pickup truck collided on Route 17. Hasbrouck Heights firefighters were assisted by their Wood-Ridge colleagues in freeing the female pickup driver following the crash behind the Bendix Diner shortly before 9:30 p.m. Sunday, March 17. The driver was taken to Hackensack University Medical Center. Nick’s Towing removed the vehicles. Northbound Route 17 was temporarily closed at Franklin Avenue during the operation. Mutual aid was provided by, among others, firefighters from Carlstadt, Lodi, Rutherford and Wallingto…
Teen Motorcyclist Killed, Passenger Injured In Route 46 Crash Teen Motorcyclist Killed, Passenger Injured In Route 46 Crash
Teen Motorcyclist Killed, Passenger Injured In Route 46 Crash A 19-year-old motorcyclist was killed and his 19-year-old passenger injured in a crash on Route 46 in Totowa. The 2008 Yamaha R6 sports bike rammed the rear passenger side of a 2014 Acura MDX near the Union Boulevard exit off the eastbound highway around 2 p.m. Wednesday, March 13, authorities said. Both riders were taken to St. Joseph’s University Medical Center, where the motorcyclist was pronounced dead, Passaic County Prosecutor Camelia M. Valdes and Totowa Police Chief Carmen Veneziano said in a joint release. The man who was with him remained at the hospital in stable condition, they…
School Bus, SUV Collide Head-On In Paramus School Bus, SUV Collide Head-On In Paramus
School Bus, SUV Collide Head-On In Paramus No students were aboard a school bus from Bergenfield that collided head-on with an SUV Friday morning in Paramus. A Paramus EMS ambulance crew took the driver of the Nissan Kicks subcompact to Hackensack University Medical Center with injuries that weren't considered life-threatening following the crash on East Midland Avenue at From Road shortly before 7:30 a.m. Oct. 27. The school bus driver was OK. Paramus Fire Engine Company #1 tended to a crash-related fluid spill. Boyd A. Loving Responding Paramus police are investigating the cause of the crash. Belfie's Towing removed the SUV.…
TRIPLE FATAL: 2 Vehicles Split In Half When Accord Runs Red Light At Jersey Shore Intersection TRIPLE FATAL: 2 Vehicles Split In Half When Accord Runs Red Light At Jersey Shore Intersection
Triple Fatal: 2 Vehicles Split In Half When Accord Runs Red Light At Jersey Shore Intersection Three people died and two others were in critical condition when a car ran a right light and collided with a pickup truck overnight in Ocean County, authorities said. A 2009 Honda Accord carrying four people ran the light while heading eastbound at Cedar Bridge Avenue at New Hampshire Avenue around 2:20 a.m. Saturday, Oct. 7, Ocean County Prosecutor Bradley D. Billhimer said. The Honda failed to stop at the red light and entered the intersection, where it struck a 2008 Dodge Truck. The impact caused the Dodge Truck to roll over and split in two. The Honda Accord continued off the roadw…
Hackensack Police Officer Hospitalized After Crash Hackensack Police Officer Hospitalized After Crash
Hackensack Police Officer Hospitalized After Crash A Hackensack police officer was hospitalized Friday following a collision on his way to a call. Initial details were scant apart from word that the officer was headed to a report of a fight in the area of Atlantic and Main streets, with his emergency lights on, when his cruiser collided with a commercial van in front of the 7-Eleven at the corner of Essex and Newman streets before 9:30 a.m. Aug. 18. The officer got out of his cruiser and sat on the sidewalk behind it as a Good Samaritan stopped and rushed to his aid. He was taken to Hackensack University Medical Center after complaining of…
Grand Jury Backs Detective In Pursuit Crash That Killed Mercer Scooter Rider, 21 Grand Jury Backs Detective In Pursuit Crash That Killed Mercer Scooter Rider, 21
Grand Jury Backs Detective In Pursuit Crash That Killed Mercer Scooter Rider, 21 A Hamilton Township police detective did nothing wrong when he tried to stop a scooter rider from Trenton who was killed moments later in a crash, a state grand jury has found. Francis De La Cruz Abad, 21, was operating a Yamaha scooter near the intersection of Route 33 and Whitehorse-Mercerville Road when Detective Brian Davis, driving an unmarked vehicle, tried to stop him shortly after 9 p.m. May 25, 2021. The reason for the stop wasn't specified. De La Cruz Abad “continued traveling westbound on Route 33 and collided with a Dodge Caravan, whose driver was attempting to turn left into t…
14-Year-Old In Stolen Car Kills NJ Driver In Head-On NY Crash: Police 14-Year-Old In Stolen Car Kills NJ Driver In Head-On NY Crash: Police
14-Year-Old In Stolen Car Kills NJ Driver In Head-On NY Crash: Police A New Jersey man was killed when a 14-year-old driver in a stolen car struck his vehicle head-on early Tuesday, March 28 in New York, authorities said. The teen was heading south in a Toyota 4Runner on Route 9 in Rhinebeck when he struck Jonathan A. Kiech, 49, of Fords, who was heading north, around 6:30 a.m., Dutchess County Sheriff's Office Capt. John Watterson said. Kiech was pronounced dead at the scene, and the juvenile was taken to MidHudson Regional Hospital for non-life-threatening injuries. He was since remanded to a detention facility pending further investigation/c…
HEROES: Mahwah Firefighters Free Box Truck Driver Pinned In Crash HEROES: Mahwah Firefighters Free Box Truck Driver Pinned In Crash
Heroes: Mahwah Firefighters Free Box Truck Driver Pinned In Crash Mahwah firefighters extricated a box truck driver following a collision with a garbage truck. The victim's legs were pinned by the crash at the intersection of Edison Road and Leighton Place around 7:45 a.m. Thursday, Feb. 23. The members of Mahwah Res1cue, assisted by Companies 2 and 4, got him out in under 15 minutes and into the hands of township EMS, which took him to a local hospital. Mahwah and Wyckoff police also responded. MORE INFO: Edison Road (Mahwah) Entrapment The box truck driver's legs were pinned in the crash at the intersection of Edison Road and Leighton Place in Ma…
Pedestrian Killed In Jersey Shore Crosswalk Was Guyanese Swimmer Pedestrian Killed In Jersey Shore Crosswalk Was Guyanese Swimmer
Pedestrian Killed In Jersey Shore Crosswalk Was Guyanese Swimmer A 34-year-old swimmer visiting from Guyana — or the "Land of Many Waters" — was struck and killed by a vehicle while in a crosswalk in Freehold Township, authorities said. Robert Taylor was struck by a southbound driver on Route 9 at Schibanoff Lane on Monday, Jan. 9 around 7 a.m., according to authorities and those who knew Taylor. Taylor was pronounced dead at the scene. Taylor was a mentor with the Guyana Amateur Swimming Association. The association's honorary secretary Mia Ritchie penned a tribute on Facebook, calling Taylor a "true champion." https://www.nj.com/monmouth/2023/01/…
Tractor-Trailer Crash Temporarily Closes Route 17 Stretch Tractor-Trailer Crash Temporarily Closes Route 17 Stretch
Tractor-Trailer Crash Temporarily Closes Route 17 Stretch A noontime collision involving a tractor-trailer temporarily closed a stretch of Route 17 on Wednesday. One injury was reported, though it wasn't immediately clear how serious, following the Nov. 16 crash on the northbound highway in Rochelle Park. The rear passenger side tire of a Volvo sedan that collided with the rig was sheared off. Route 17 North was closed at Woodland Avenue so the wreckage could be cleared and borough police could investigate.
South Jersey Woman Charged In DWI Crash That Killed Teenager: Prosecutor South Jersey Woman Charged In DWI Crash That Killed Teenager: Prosecutor
South Jersey Woman Charged In DWI Crash That Killed Teenager: Prosecutor A 58-year-old woman from Shamong has been charged with driving while impaired and causing the death of a high school senior, authorities said. Theresa McElvarr was charged with vehicular homicide and four counts of assault by auto in the head-on-collision, according to Burlington County Prosecutor LaChia L. Bradshaw and Medford Lakes Police Chief Robert Dugan Jr. An investigation began June 13 just after midnight when officers from the Medford Lakes Police Department were called to Stokes Road and Pawnee Trail for a report of a two-vehicle collision. The investigation revealed th…
CRUMBY RIDE: Route 287 Traffic Sandwiched In Bread Truck, DOT Collision CRUMBY RIDE: Route 287 Traffic Sandwiched In Bread Truck, DOT Collision
Crumby Ride: Route 287 Traffic Sandwiched In Bread Truck, DOT Collision A tractor-trailer and New Jersey Department of Transportation truck collided just as the work-week rush was beginning on Route 287, spilling dozens and dozens of boxes of bread. No injuries were reported in the crash when one of the drivers tried to change lanes on the southbound highway at mile marker 64.4 near Campgaw Road in Mahwah around 5:30 a.m. Monday, Sept. 12, New Jersey State Trooper Brandi Slota said. A combination of loaders, flatbed tow trucks, a huge Dumpster and some shovels helped clear the site. New Jersey State Police were investigating. The crash occurred around 5:3…
US Diplomat Killed While Biking In Maryland: Reports US Diplomat Killed While Biking In Maryland: Reports
US Diplomat Killed While Biking In Maryland: Reports A State Department employee was identified as the bicyclist struck and killed by a flatbed truck this week in Bethesda, NBC Washington reports. Sarah Joan Langenkamp, 42, was in the bike lane when the red 2014 Volvo D13 turned right into the parking lot of 5244 River Road and struck her around 4:05 p.m. Thursday, Aug. 25, Montgomery County police said. Langenkamp was pronounced dead on scene. Repose toi Lionne. Depuis la Côte d'Ivoire nous te pleurons Sarah Langenkamp Posted by Valerie Vai on Friday, August 26, 2022 Various news reports cite Langenkamp as the head of the International …