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Highways Jammed As Jonas Brothers Open For Devils-Flyers Game At MetLife Stadium Highways Jammed As Jonas Brothers Open For Devils-Flyers Game At MetLife Stadium
Highways Jammed As Jonas Brothers Open For Devils-Flyers Game At MetLife Stadium The Jonas Brothers are back. In New Jersey, that is. The Wyckoff natives returned to their home state Saturday, Feb. 17 for a performance before the NJ Devils play the Philadelphia Flyers at MetLife Stadium. And because of the commotion, major traffic delays were being reported on the New Jersey Turnpike, Routes 3 and 17, the Lincoln Tunnel, and other area highways. View this post on Instagram A post shared by Jonas Brothers (@jonasbrothers) The performance and game are both part of the National Hockey League (NHL)'s the 2024 Navy …
Fleeing Duo In 'Demolition Derby' Crashes With NJ Troopers Near GWB Were Juveniles: State AG Fleeing Duo In 'Demolition Derby' Crashes With NJ Troopers Near GWB Were Juveniles: State AG
Fleeing Duo In 'Demolition Derby' Crashes With NJ Troopers Near GWB Were Juveniles: State AG 𝗨𝗣𝗗𝗔𝗧𝗘: A driver and passenger involved in a New Jersey State Police pursuit that ended in what one motorist called a "demolition derby" on the NJ Turnpike approach to the George Washington Bridge last week were both juveniles, authorities announced on Monday, Feb. 12. Video shot by motorists showed the driver desperately trying to escape undercover detectives by ramming several police and commuter vehicles with a Range Rover during the morning rush last Wednesday, Feb. 7.The pair were eventually taken into custody, said New Jersey Attorney General Matthew Platkin. The attorney general didn…
New Footage Shows Driver Flipping Box Truck After 50-Mile NJ Turnpike Pursuit New Footage Shows Driver Flipping Box Truck After 50-Mile NJ Turnpike Pursuit
New Footage Shows Driver Flipping Box Truck After 50-Mile NJ Turnpike Pursuit Brand-new footage shows a 21-year-old driver flipping a Penske truck on the NJ Turnpike after leading state police troopers on a nearly 50-mile pursuit. The truck, operated by Joel Espinal, of New York, NY, is seen crossing over the grassy median separating the inner and outer roadways near milepost 101.4 in Elizabeth, New Jersey State Police Detective I Jeffrey Lebron. View this post on Instagram A post shared by Daily Voice NJ (@dailyvoicenewjersey) Joel Espinal Essex County Jail The Penske truck overturns sending a cloud of dust i…
VIDEO: NJ Troopers Nab Fleeing Suspects After 'Demolition Derby' Crashes Near GWB VIDEO: NJ Troopers Nab Fleeing Suspects After 'Demolition Derby' Crashes Near GWB
Video: NJ Troopers Nab Fleeing Suspects After 'Demolition Derby' Crashes Near GWB 𝗨𝗣𝗗𝗔𝗧𝗘: A driver and passenger involved in a New Jersey State Police pursuit that ended in what one motorist called a "demolition derby" on the NJ Turnpike approach to the George Washington Bridge last week were both juveniles, authorities announced on Monday, Feb. 12. Video shot by motorists showed the driver desperately trying to escape undercover detectives by ramming several police and commuter vehicles with a Range Rover during the morning rush last Wednesday, Feb. 7. The pair were eventually taken into custody, said New Jersey Attorney General Matthew Platkin. The attorney general di…
GOTCHA! NJ Duo Charged With Beating Gas Station Attendants In Armed Tri-County Robbery Spree GOTCHA! NJ Duo Charged With Beating Gas Station Attendants In Armed Tri-County Robbery Spree
Gotcha! NJ Duo Charged With Beating Gas Station Attendants In Armed Tri-County Robbery Spree Two men wanted for beating attendants during a two-day spree of quick-stop armed gas station robberies in three New Jersey counties were captured by federal agents, authorities said. Ex-con Ahmad Singletary, 24, and Joseph Young, 26, both of Newark, committed three of the robberies last Sept. 5, U.S. Attorney Philip R. Sellinger said. Four more holdups -- also in a single day -- followed exactly a week later, the U.S. attorney said. Singletary "threatened, assaulted, and struck victims in the head" with a Ruger 9 mm P95 handgun, injuring all of them, a complaint filed by the ATF says. Th…
Wrong-Way Crash Closes NJ Turnpike For Hours On Labor Day Wrong-Way Crash Closes NJ Turnpike For Hours On Labor Day
Wrong-Way Crash Closes NJ Turnpike For Hours On Labor Day A wrong-way crash closed a portion of the NJ Turnpike up for hours on Labor Day. The accident happened just before 1:40 a.m. on the northbound side of the Turnpike in Carneys Point, New Jersey State Police Sgt. Philip Curry said. A Nissan Sentra was heading south in the northbound lanes when it struck a Nissan Pathfinder and a Hyundai Sonata, not far from the Delaware Memorial Bridge, according to Curry.   Several non-life threatening injuries were reported and three patients were transported to a nearby hospital for those injuries.  The northbound lanes were closed fo…
Motorcyclist, 29, Killed In Turnpike Crash Was From Family Of Corrections Officers Motorcyclist, 29, Killed In Turnpike Crash Was From Family Of Corrections Officers
Motorcyclist, 29, Killed In Turnpike Crash Was From Family Of Corrections Officers The 29-year-old motorcyclist killed in a crash on the NJ Turnpike has been identified as a third-generation state corrections officer. Tyler Ford, of Hamilton, was heading south in the outer lanes when he struck a car that was stopped behind a three-car pileup near milepost 78.7 in East Brunswick on Saturday, May 27, New Jersey State Police Sgt. Philip Curry said. The three-car crash was caused when one vehicle swerved to avoid debris, lost control and became disabled in the left lane, police said. That vehicle was then hit by another, and that one by another, police said. Ford was ejecte…
Passaic County Driver Killed In NJ Turnpike Crash Passaic County Driver Killed In NJ Turnpike Crash
Passaic County Driver Killed In NJ Turnpike Crash A 62-year-old Passaic County man was killed in a crash on the NJ Turnpike Saturday, March 18, authorities said. Scott Locicero was heading north on the outer roadway in a Chevrolet Silverado, when he struck the left guardrail, traveled across the lanes, and struck the right concrete barrier around 7:05 p.m. in Milltown, New Jersey State Police Sgt. Philip Curry said. Locicero died as a result of the crash. The crash remains under investigation.
One Dead, 3 Hurt In Chain-Reaction Crash On NJ Turnpike, State Police Say One Dead, 3 Hurt In Chain-Reaction Crash On NJ Turnpike, State Police Say
One Dead, 3 Hurt In Chain-Reaction Crash On NJ Turnpike, State Police Say A 75-year-old woman was killed and three others were injured in a chain-reaction crash on the NJ Turnpike that involved three vehicles, state police said. The crash occurred on the inner roadway southbound near milepost 95.3 in Carteret just after midnight Thursday, Dec. 29, NJSP Sgt. Alejandro Goez told DailyVoice. A Lincoln Navigator was in front of a Toyota Prius in the right lane when the two vehicles collided, causing the Prius to veer across to the left lane and hit a Nissan Murano, Goez said. One of the Murano’s passengers, Markio Chang, 75, of Montrose, CA, was …
Two Dead In Christmas Crash On NJ Turnpike Two Dead In Christmas Crash On NJ Turnpike
Two Dead In Christmas Crash On NJ Turnpike A pair of young men were killed in a crash on the NJ Turnpike early Christmas morning, authorities said. Pedro Morales Roias, 28, and Rolando Perez Aragon, 21, both of Bridgeton, were killed when the car they were passengers in tried changing into the lane of a tractor trailer that was trying to pass them on the northbound side in Westampton around 5:15 a.m., New Jersey State Police said.  The car's driver, a 30-year-old Bridgeton man, was seriously injured while the truck driver, a 34-year-old Florida man, had minor injuries, police said. The crash remains under investigation.
Medical Attention Needed For Police Officer, Guests In Hilton Meadowlands Fire Medical Attention Needed For Police Officer, Guests In Hilton Meadowlands Fire
Medical Attention Needed For Police Officer, Guests In Hilton Meadowlands Fire A police officer was treated for smoke inhalation and several guests reportedly required medical attention in a Christmas weekend fire at the Hilton Meadowlands just off the NJ Turnpike in East Rutherford. Multiple ambulances responded to 2 Meadowlands Plaza after garbage apparently caught fire on the third floor shortly before 9 a.m. on Christmas Eve. Conditions couldn’t immediately be determined, although responders said a guest with a heart condition required attention. No serious injuries were immediately reported. The blaze began as a second-alarmer before going to three bells for cov…
Car Carrier Erupts In Flames On NJ Turnpike Car Carrier Erupts In Flames On NJ Turnpike
Car Carrier Erupts In Flames On NJ Turnpike A car carrier that burst into flames jammed the NJ Turnpike Tuesday, Nov. 8 in Essex County. Three Cadillac Escalades, a Cadillac XT6 and a Chevy Equinox were damaged in the blaze  in the right shoulder of the northbound side of the eastern spur near milepost 107.5 around 12:30 p.m., New Jersey State Police said. Newark firefighters put out the fire, which was deemed non-suspicious, authorities said. No injuries reported.
Hit-Run Driver In Buddy's BMW Hurts Teen Girl Before Abandoning Car On NJ Turnpike: Police Hit-Run Driver In Buddy's BMW Hurts Teen Girl Before Abandoning Car On NJ Turnpike: Police
Hit-Run Driver In Buddy's BMW Hurts Teen Girl Before Abandoning Car On NJ Turnpike: Police A 51-year-old Newark man who struck a teenage girl in his friend's BMW abandoned the car on the NJ Turnpike before surrendering to police, authorities said. The 15-year-old girl was crossing Bergen Street at Springfield Avenue when she was struck by Jimmy Jones around 6 p.m. Friday, Oct. 14, Newark Public Safety Director Fritz G. Fragé said. Jones fled westbound in his buddy's silver, 2001 BMW X5, and the teenager was transported to University Hospital for treatment, Frage said. The girl was reportedly in stable condition. Detectives investigating saw the vehicle on the city’s su…
Second Victim In Double Fatal NJ Turnpike Crash ID'd Second Victim In Double Fatal NJ Turnpike Crash ID'd
Second Victim In Double Fatal NJ Turnpike Crash ID'd Police have identified both victims killed last week in a crash on the NJ Turnpike.Seyed Tarighati, 69, of Yonkers, the driver, and his passenger, Robert Birnbaum, 85, of Scarsdale, both died in the crash Friday, Aug. 19 during afternoon rush hour, New Jersey State Police Sgt. Philip Curry said. Newark, NJ - Turnpike Southbound near MM 107 - Fatal Accident - 2 patients deceased on scene. Extensive lane closures. pic.twitter.com/DrMxoycO0Z — NorthJersey Dispatch (@NNJnews) August 19, 2022 A Toyota Prius driven by Tarighati veered off the right side of the road and struck the guardrail he…
Yonkers Man Among 2 Killed In NJ Turnpike Crash Yonkers Man Among 2 Killed In NJ Turnpike Crash
Yonkers Man Among 2 Killed In NJ Turnpike Crash Two people were killed in a crash on the NJ Turnpike during afternoon rush hour Friday, Aug. 19, authorities said. Newark, NJ - Turnpike Southbound near MM 107 - Fatal Accident - 2 patients deceased on scene. Extensive lane closures. pic.twitter.com/DrMxoycO0Z — NorthJersey Dispatch (@NNJnews) August 19, 2022 A Toyota Prius driven by Seyed Tarighati, 69, of Yonkers, veered off the right side of the road and struck the guardrail heading south on the western spur around 4:15 p.m. near milepost 107.1 in Newark, NJSP Sgt. Philip Curry said. The Toyota the crossed over the lanes of travel a…
Authorities ID 2 Passengers Killed In NJ Turnpike Bus Accident Authorities ID 2 Passengers Killed In NJ Turnpike Bus Accident
Authorities ID 2 Passengers Killed In NJ Turnpike Bus Accident Authorities have identified the two people killed in the double-decker Megabus overturn on the NJ Turnpike Tuesday, Aug. 9, authorities said. Cheryl Johnson, 59, of Bronx, N.Y., was pronounced dead at the scene, while Cecilia Kiyanitza, 66, of Woodbury, N.J. was airlifted to an area hospital where she was later pronounced dead.  The bus, carrying about 20 passengers, was heading south when it collided with a pickup truck on the outer roadway at milepost 93.1 in Woodbridge, New Jersey State Police said. The driver of the bus, a 56-year-old male of Westville, N.J., sustained serious injurie…
Second Passenger Dies After Double-Decker Megabus Overturns On NJ Turnpike (PHOTOS) Second Passenger Dies After Double-Decker Megabus Overturns On NJ Turnpike (PHOTOS)
Second Passenger Dies After Double-Decker Megabus Overturns On NJ Turnpike (Photos) UPDATED: A second passenger has died after a double-decker Megabus overturned on the NJ Turnpike Tuesday, Aug. 9, authorities said. Three others were seriously hurt. The bus, carrying about 20 passengers, was heading south when it collided with a pickup truck on the outer roadway at milepost 93.1 in Woodbridge, New Jersey State Police said. Cheryl Johnson, 59, of Bronx, N.Y. sustained fatal injuries and was pronounced dead on scene.  Cecilia Kiyanitza, 66, of Woodbury, N.J. was airlifted to an area hospital where she was later pronounced dead.   The driver of the bus, a 56-year-old male…
Seven $10K Mega Millions Tickets Sold At These New Jersey Retailers Seven $10K Mega Millions Tickets Sold At These New Jersey Retailers
Seven $10K Mega Millions Tickets Sold At These New Jersey Retailers Seven winning Mega Millions tickets each worth $10,000 were sold across New Jersey. The winning numbers from the Friday, July 22 drawing were: 14, 40, 60, 64, and 66. The Gold Mega Ball was 16, and the Megaplier Multiplier was 03. ALSO SEE: $3M Mega Millions Lottery Ticket Sold At NJ Wawa The tickets were sold at the following locations: Bergen County: 7-Eleven #33475, 357 Market St., Elmwood Park; Burlington County: Applegreen Cooper, NJ Turnpike Milepost 39 North, Mount Laurel; Cumberland County: Garden Truck Stop, 2114 W. Garden Rd., Vineland; Ocean County: Quick Chek #113, 2307 …
WINNER: $3M Mega Millions Lottery Ticket Sold At NJ Wawa WINNER: $3M Mega Millions Lottery Ticket Sold At NJ Wawa
Winner: $3M Mega Millions Lottery Ticket Sold At NJ Wawa There was one second-tier prizewinning ticket sold for the Friday, July 22, Mega Million lottery drawing. That ticket matched five of the five white balls drawn winning the $1 million prize. That ticket was purchased with the Megaplier option, multiplying the prize to $3 million, and was purchased at Wawa #457, 436 Oakshade Rd., Vincentown in Burlington County. In addition to the second-tier prize won, seven players matched four of the five white balls and the Mega Ball drawn winning the $10,000 third-tier prize.  Those tickets were sold at the following locations: Bergen County: 7…
North Carolina Man Killed When Tractor-Trailer Crashes On Turnpike North Carolina Man Killed When Tractor-Trailer Crashes On Turnpike
North Carolina Man Killed When Tractor-Trailer Crashes On Turnpike A tractor-trailer driver from North Carolina was killed in a fiery crash on the NJ Turnpike Tuesday, June 14, authorities said. Randy Wayne Morgan, 59, of Biscoe, NC was driving north on the highway approaching the Interchange 1 toll plaza in Carneys Point Township around 3:20 a.m. when he struck a concrete barrier that separates the first and second toll lanes, New Jersey State Police Trooper Brandi Slota said. That's when the tractor-trailer caught fire, trapping Morgan, the trooper said. He was pronounced dead at the scene. No other vehicles or passengers were involved, p…
Ejected Driver Run Over, Killed By Tractor Trailer On NJ Turnpike: State Police Ejected Driver Run Over, Killed By Tractor Trailer On NJ Turnpike: State Police
Ejected Driver Run Over, Killed By Tractor Trailer On NJ Turnpike: State Police A driver who was ejected in a crash on the NJ Turnpike died after being struck by a tractor trailer early Sunday, April 24, authorities said. A Toyota Corolla traveling north near milepost 105.9 in Newark was struck by a Honda Accord around 4:15 a.m., New Jersey State Police Trooper Charles Marchan said. The impact caused the Toyota to cross the roadway and strike the right guardrail. As a result of the crash, the driver of the Toyota was ejected.  A tractor trailer traveling north struck the driver. Identities were not being released as of Sunday evening. The incident occurred …
Car Salesman ID'd As Pedestrian Killed By Tractor Trailer On NJ Turnpike Car Salesman ID'd As Pedestrian Killed By Tractor Trailer On NJ Turnpike
Car Salesman ID'd As Pedestrian Killed By Tractor Trailer On NJ Turnpike The pedestrian struck and killed by a tractor trailer on the NJ Turnpike over the weekend has been identified as a 43-year-old Somerdale man. Charles Niclas 3rd, 43, was standing outside of a vehicle on the shoulder but in the northbound lane of travel when he was struck by a  Peterbuilt tractor hauling a fifth wheel recreational vehicle near milepost 648.4 on Saturday, April 16, New Jersey State Police Trooper Alejandro Goez said. Charles was pronounced dead at the scene in East Windsor around 12:25 p.m., Goez said. The driver of the tractor was not injured. The driver…
Pedestrian Killed On NJ Turnpike Pedestrian Killed On NJ Turnpike
Pedestrian Killed On NJ Turnpike A pedestrian was struck and killed by a car on the NJ Turnpike in Mercer County Saturday, April 16, authorities said. The crash occurred on the northbound side of the highway in the outer roadway at milepost 68.4 in East Windsor around 12:25 p.m., New Jersey State Trooper Alejandro Goez said. The driver of the car that struck the victim remained on scene and was not injured while the pedestrian was pronounced dead, Goez said. The right two lanes were closed for accident investigation.
425 Heroin Bricks Found In Trunk During NJ Turnpike Stop; 2 Charged, Prosecutor Says 425 Heroin Bricks Found In Trunk During NJ Turnpike Stop; 2 Charged, Prosecutor Says
425 Heroin Bricks Found In Trunk During NJ Turnpike Stop; 2 Charged, Prosecutor Says A man and woman were charged after a traffic stop on the NJ Turnpike led to the discovery of more than 400 bricks of heroin and cocaine, authorities announced. Dionys Rivas, 33, had just exited the New Jersey Turnpike at exit 7A in Robbinsville Township in a white Acura TL when he was stopped on Tuesday, April 7, Mercer County Prosecutor Angelo J. Onofri said. A search of the car turned up 425 bricks of heroin inside a gym bag in the trunk, and a follow-up search of Rivas’ South Clinton Avenue home in Trenton turned up 10 grams of cocaine, Onofri said. Rivas and his girlfriend, 22-year-old…
NJ Turnpike Rest Stop Assault Suspect Sought By Police NJ Turnpike Rest Stop Assault Suspect Sought By Police
NJ Turnpike Rest Stop Assault Suspect Sought By Police New Jersey State Police seek the public's help identifying a woman who allegedly assaulted a cashier at a New Jersey Turnpike rest stop. The assault occurred at the Joyce Kilmer service area, according to the NJSP Troop “D” Criminal Investigation Office. On Wednesday, Feb. 16 at approximately 4:15 p.m., the suspect entered the Starbucks at the service area and threw an object at the victim as well as struck the victim with a closed fist, State Police said. The suspect then fled the service area prior to troopers arriving. Anyone with information is asked to contact the Troop "D" Cranb…
Corrections Officer Honored For Saving Baby On NJ Turnpike Strangles Estranged Wife: Report Corrections Officer Honored For Saving Baby On NJ Turnpike Strangles Estranged Wife: Report
Corrections Officer Honored For Saving Baby On NJ Turnpike Strangles Estranged Wife: Report A Manhattan prison corrections officer once honored by former New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg for saving a baby's life on the NJ Turnpike was arrested for beating and strangling his estranged wife on New Year's, the New York Post reports. Shon Brown slashed his wife's car tires then followed her ride home to Yonkers demanding to know where she had been, before screaming at her and throwing her into a glass wall, the outlet says citing a criminal complaint filed in Westchester County, NY. Brown then choked the woman until she passed out and yelled "I'm going to kill you," before leavin…
Obsession Produces One Year Without Parole For NJSP Trooper Who Stalked Female Driver Obsession Produces One Year Without Parole For NJSP Trooper Who Stalked Female Driver
Obsession Produces One Year Without Parole For Njsp Trooper Who Stalked Female Driver A New Jersey state trooper is headed to prison for a plea-bargained 12 months without parole for stalking a female driver while on duty and disabling his dashcam to cover it up. Trooper Michael Patterson, 30, of Bayonne also forfeited his job -- and any future public employment in New Jersey -- as part of a deal in which he pleaded guilty this summer to tampering with public records. Patterson admitted pulling the victim over twice and then following her home to hit on her in January 2020, Acting New Jersey Attorney General Andrew J. Bruck said. Patterson’s behavior “stands in stark contr…
Driver Dead In NJ Turnpike Crash Driver Dead In NJ Turnpike Crash
Driver Dead In NJ Turnpike Crash Good Samaritans rushed to aid a driver before he died in a crash Monday afternoon on the NJ Turnpike, according to footage obtained by Daily Voice. UPDATE: The driver killed in the crash has been identified as a Central Jersey man. Videos show a silver sedan wedged underneath a tractor trailer -- the driver slumped over the steering wheel. Good Samaritans rushed to aid a driver before he died in a crash Monday afternoon on the NJ Turnpike, according to footage obtained by Daily Voice.Special to Daily Voice New Jersey State Police Sgt. Philip Curry says the crash occurred on the northbo…
Authorities ID Man Dead In NJ Turnpike Crash Authorities ID Man Dead In NJ Turnpike Crash
Authorities ID Man Dead In NJ Turnpike Crash A 32-year-old man died in a crash on the NJ Turnpike early Wednesday in Union County. An International tractor trailer and a Hino box truck were heading north in the truck late when the truck struck the back of the trailer at milepost 101.9 around 6:55 a.m., New Jersey State Police spokeswoman Brandi Slota said. The driver of the Hino box truck suffered minor issues, and the passenger, Geraldo J. Velez-Portes, 32, of Perth Amboy, died. The driver of the tractor trailer sustained minor injuries. 
Fire Keeps Ski Slope At American Dream Mega Mall In Meadowlands Closed For Now Fire Keeps Ski Slope At American Dream Mega Mall In Meadowlands Closed For Now
Fire Keeps Ski Slope At American Dream Mega Mall In Meadowlands Closed For Now UPDATE: The indoor ski slope at the American Dream mega malls in the Meadowlands will remain closed until at least the end of this coming week following a fire that drew nearly 20 companies before dawn Saturday. "We can promise you that Big SNOW will be back and better than ever, just as soon as we can safely do so," an Instagram post by the company read. "At this point, we are uncertain of how long that will take." Firefighters doused the electrical blaze, which caused severe fire damage to the roof and ceiling and smoke damage elsewhere in the East Rutherford attraction after breaking ou…
Pre-Dawn Blaze Damages Ski Slope At American Dream Mega Mall Pre-Dawn Blaze Damages Ski Slope At American Dream Mega Mall
Pre-Dawn Blaze Damages Ski Slope At American Dream Mega Mall UPDATE: The indoor ski slope at the American Dream mega malls in the Meadowlands will remain closed until at least the end of this coming week following a fire that drew nearly 20 companies before dawn Saturday. "We can promise you that Big SNOW will be back and better than ever, just as soon as we can safely do so," an Instagram post by the company read. "At this point, we are uncertain of how long that will take." Firefighters doused the electrical blaze, which caused severe fire damage to the roof and ceiling and smoke damage elsewhere in the East Rutherford attraction after breaking ou…