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Route 80, NJ

Route 80 Pedestrian Struck, Injured: NJSP Route 80 Pedestrian Struck, Injured: NJSP
Route 80 Pedestrian Struck, Injured: Njsp A 59-year-old pedestrian was struck on Route 80, New Jersey State Police said, although the circumstances weren't immediately clear. The victim was struck on the eastbound highway near Madison Avenue in Paterson shortly before 10:30 p.m. Sunday, June 16, NJ State Police Sgt. Jeffrey Lebron said. ALS/BLS took him to the trauma unit at nearby St. Joseph's University Medical Center with a leg injury, the sergeant said. What the man was doing outside of a car on the interstate in that area wasn't immediately clear. Nor did authorities say whether the driver remained at the scene or what kind o…
UPDATE: Two Killed, Box Truck Incinerated In Multi-Vehicle Route 80 Crash UPDATE: Two Killed, Box Truck Incinerated In Multi-Vehicle Route 80 Crash
Update: Two Killed, Box Truck Incinerated In Multi-Vehicle Route 80 Crash 𝗨𝗣𝗗𝗔𝗧𝗘: A driver and passenger in a box truck were killed and two occupants of a tractor-trailer hospitalized with severe injuries in a fiery multi-vehicle crash on Route 80 in Hackensack, New Jersey State Police confirmed. The box truck was instantly consumed by flames as firefighters reached Exit 66 shortly after 11:30 p.m. Tuesday, May 21. "It was a cremation," one responder at the scene said. Ambiorix Torres-Fernandez, 40, of Paterson, passenger Juan Sanchez-Rodriguez, 27, of Garfield, were declared dead at the scene. Meanwhile, the cab of the rig involved in the crash went through th…
Driver, 43, Dies In Crash With Dump Truck, Guardrail On Route 80: State Police Driver, 43, Dies In Crash With Dump Truck, Guardrail On Route 80: State Police
Driver, 43, Dies In Crash With Dump Truck, Guardrail On Route 80: 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…
Food Delivery Driver From Hackensack Charged With Collecting Child Porn Food Delivery Driver From Hackensack Charged With Collecting Child Porn
Food Delivery Driver From Hackensack Charged With Collecting Child Porn A food delivery driver from Hackensack was arrested Thursday and charged with collecting child pornography, authorities said. Michael Sapuppo, 38, “used the Internet to view, download and possess items depicting nude and/or sexually explicit prepubescent and pubescent children,” Bergen County Prosecutor Mark Musella said following the March 21 arrest. Members of Musella’s Cyber Crimes Unit collected evidence while executing a search warrant at Sapuppo’s garden apartment right off Route 80, the prosecutor said. Sapuppo was charged with possessing child sexual abuse material and sent to the…
Passenger Killed, Driver Seriously Injured In Route 80 Crash Passenger Killed, Driver Seriously Injured In Route 80 Crash
Passenger Killed, Driver Seriously Injured In Route 80 Crash A 38-year-old passenger was killed and the driver seriously injured in an overnight crash on Route 80, authorities confirmed. Richard Bahamonte of Hillside was pronounced dead at the scene of the eastbound crash near the Teaneck/Ridgefield Park border west of Exit 68 just after 3 a.m. Saturday, Feb. 24, NJ State Police said. The driver, Julio Brito, 40, of Hasbrouck Heights, lost control of the Honda, which careened off the road, slammed into a concrete barrier and ended up on its roof, they said. State Police and medics from Holy Name Medical Center tried to resuscitate both occupants. B…
Hackensack Tenant Charged With Slashing Woman Less Than Half Her Age Hackensack Tenant Charged With Slashing Woman Less Than Half Her Age
Hackensack Tenant Charged With Slashing Woman Less Than Half Her Age A 24-year-old Hackensack resident was hospitalized after she was attacked with a razor by a 52-year-old city woman in a local apartment building, authorities said. The victim was expected to survive a leg laceration after being taken to Hackensack University Medical Center around 4:30 p.m. Sunday, Feb. 11. Jenny Cabrera De Jimenez, who responders said lives at the scene of the stabbing in the Cambridge Arms on Polifly Road, a few blocks from westbound Route 80, was arrested a short time later. The married De Jimenez, who's employed as a gym maintenance worker, was charged with aggravated …
Ex-Jet Muhammad Wilkerson Busted For DWI, Gun Loaded With Hollow Points In North Jersey Stop Ex-Jet Muhammad Wilkerson Busted For DWI, Gun Loaded With Hollow Points In North Jersey Stop
Ex-Jet Muhammad Wilkerson Busted For DWI, Gun Loaded With Hollow Points In North Jersey Stop Former New York Jets pass rusher Muhammad Wilkerson was busted for driving drunk in North Jersey again, only this time with a loaded gun under his seat, according to a published report. Wilkerson told police who stopped him in an unidentified Morris County town shortly after 6:30 a.m. Dec. 22 that he was coming from a club in New York City, TMZ. reported. Police said the retired defensive end smelled strongly of alcohol and was arrested after failing a field sobriety test, according to documents filed in Superior Court in Morristown. Wilkerson, a 34-year-old Linden native, reportedly claim…
Somewhere Tracy Morgan Might Be SMH: Sedan Rams Walmart Rig On Route 80 Somewhere Tracy Morgan Might Be SMH: Sedan Rams Walmart Rig On Route 80
Somewhere Tracy Morgan Might Be SMH: Sedan Rams Walmart Rig On Route 80 Airbags and a bit of luck spared the driver of a sedan that slammed into a Walmart tractor-trailer on rain-slicked Route 80 overnight. The driver, who was alone at the time, lost control of the Honda Accord near milepost 60.8 in Elmwood Park at 4:48 a.m. Thursday, Dec. 28, New Jersey State Police Trooper Troy McNair said. The passenger side of the sedan's windshield was smashed when the Accord slid into the trailer of the International rig, the trooper said. No injuries were reported, he said. The driver lost control of the Honda Accord near milepost 60.8 in Elmwood Park at 4:48 a.m.…
Months-Long Search For Missing NJ Teacher Lara Emanuele Comes To Tragic End Months-Long Search For Missing NJ Teacher Lara Emanuele Comes To Tragic End
Months-Long Search For Missing NJ Teacher Lara Emanuele Comes To Tragic End The months-long search for Lara Emanuele has come to a tragic end. The 46-year-old woman's body was found in a wooded area off Howard Boulevard and Route 80 in Roxbury Township, with help from K9 Denali from the Ramapo Search and Rescue Organization, Morris County Prosecutor Robert J. Carroll said. "While the outcome of the search is disappointing, the officers and volunteers who worked tirelessly to find Emanuele have earned our gratitude," Carroll said. "Your efforts will help bring closure to this family and this community.” Emanuele, a teacher at Alexander Hamilton Elementary School i…
Back-To-Back Tractor-Trailer Crashes Jam Route 80 Back-To-Back Tractor-Trailer Crashes Jam Route 80
Back-To-Back Tractor-Trailer Crashes Jam Route 80 Westbound Route 80 near the border of Bergen and Passaic counties had two tractor-trailer crashes on Monday. No serious injuries were reported in either, although the driver in the second rig had to be extricated. The first occurred near Exit 58 B in Paterson around 9 a.m. Sept. 25. A witness driving to work on the eastbound side reported seeing the rig in the center lane begin to fishtail to the left. The driver overcorrected and the rig slammed into the concrete median, the witness said. It then slid on its side and landed right-side-up, knocking out chunks of the median, he said. "T…
Wrong-Way Driver Crashes Off Route 80 Wrong-Way Driver Crashes Off Route 80
Wrong-Way Driver Crashes Off Route 80 No injuries were reported after a wrong-way driver crashed Wednesday on a Route 80 exit ramp. The Kia barreled up an embankment and into a tree off eastbound Exit 56B in Woodland Park mid-morning on Sept. 20. ABC Towing removed the SUV. New Jersey State Police responded and are investigating the cause.
Kids In Stolen Car Speed Wrong Way On Route 23, Two Nabbed After Intense Hunt Off Routes 80, 46 Kids In Stolen Car Speed Wrong Way On Route 23, Two Nabbed After Intense Hunt Off Routes 80, 46
Kids In Stolen Car Speed Wrong Way On Route 23, Two Nabbed After Intense Hunt Off Routes 80, 46 Two boys – one 16, the other 14 -- were captured following a stolen car pursuit in which the driver at one point perilously sped south on northbound Route 23, authorities said. Four masked thieves in all were pulling on vehicle door handles when police pulled up in response to a call on Oak Hill Drive in Wayne shortly before 5:30 a.m., Detective Capt. Dan Daly said. The crew also tried to break into a home through the back, the captain said. Officer David Talerico spotted an occupied vehicle with a smashed backseat passenger window and no rear license plate on nearby Timberline Drive, Daly…
Stolen Car Left In Flames On Route 80, Trio Captured By NJSP, Teaneck PD Stolen Car Left In Flames On Route 80, Trio Captured By NJSP, Teaneck PD
Stolen Car Left In Flames On Route 80, Trio Captured By Njsp, Teaneck PD A young trio was captured by New Jersey State Police troopers and Teaneck police after they left a stolen car engulfed in flames on Route 80, authorities said. An intense search began after troopers found the fully engulfed Chevy Cruze, reported stolen out of Jersey City, on the westbound highway near milepost 69 at 7:40 a.m. Tuesday, Aug. 22, NJSP Sgt. First Class Philip Curry said. Teaneck firefighters doused the blaze. Troopers snatched up two of the fleeing occupants and Teaneck police nabbed the third, the sergeant said. Horton Felder, 20, and Zahkir Coleman-Smith, 18, both …
Motorcyclist, 27, Ejected, Struck By Car And Killed On Route 80: State Police Motorcyclist, 27, Ejected, Struck By Car And Killed On Route 80: State Police
Motorcyclist, 27, Ejected, Struck By Car And Killed On Route 80: State Police A 27-year-old Little Falls resident was killed when his motorcycle overturned on Route 80 and ejected him into the path of a car that hit him, authorities said. Justin Moyett, 27, was headed west on the highway when his Suzuki flipped just past Exit 59 in Paterson shortly before 10 p.m. Monday, July 31, New Jersey State Police Sgt. First Class Philip Curry said.   Moyett was struck by a Mercedes-Benz C230 after he landed, the sergeant said. He was pronounced dead soon after. The Mercedes driver wasn't injured, Curry said. Three lanes of westbound Route 80 remained closed in the…
Saddle Brook Firefighters Limit Damage From Kitchen Blaze Saddle Brook Firefighters Limit Damage From Kitchen Blaze
Saddle Brook Firefighters Limit Damage From Kitchen Blaze Saddle Brook firefighters quickly doused a kitchen blaze on Monday, limiting the damage. The two-alarm fire broke out in the rear of the Congress Street home off Rochelle Parkway near westbound Route 80 shortly before 8 a.m. July 31. Firefighters forced their way in and got water on the flames while searching and ventilating the home. The fire was knocked down and under control in minutes. The Saddle Brook Fire Department urged all citizens to use smoke detectors and to be sure to dial 911 immediately to report any emergencies.
Motorcyclist Killed In Route 80 Crash Motorcyclist Killed In Route 80 Crash
Motorcyclist Killed In Route 80 Crash A 24-year-old Bronx man was killed when he crashed his motorcycle while exiting onto eastbound Route 80 from southbound Route 23 in Wayne, authorities said. Emmanuel Alvarado was ejected from his 2005 Honda CBR 600 when it left the roadway and struck a guard rail shortly before 12:30 a.m. Sunday, July 23, Wayne Police Chief Jack McNiff said. First responding police officers, members of the Wayne Memorial First Aid Squad and paramedics from St. Joseph's University Medical Center attempted but failed to revive Alvarado, who wasn’t breathing and had no pulse. He was pronounced dead at the sce…
Paterson Swimmer, 19, Goes Missing At Delaware Water Gap Paterson Swimmer, 19, Goes Missing At Delaware Water Gap
Paterson Swimmer, 19, Goes Missing At Delaware Water Gap Crews were continuing to search for a 19-year-old swimmer who went missing at the Delaware Water Gap. Witnesses said the Paterson man was trying to swim from the shoreline to the bridge abutments with three others when he began struggling in the current around 8 p.m. Thursday, July 13 at Karamac — located about a mile north of Route 80, in Warren County, officials said. Three other swimmers were later rescued by volunteer rescue team members from Portland Hook and Ladder Company out of Portland, PA. None of the swimmers were wearing a life jacket. The swimmer disappeared under the water, w…
Driver, 14, Leads Paramus Stolen Car Chase Ending With Hackensack Crash, Pet Parakeet Recovered Driver, 14, Leads Paramus Stolen Car Chase Ending With Hackensack Crash, Pet Parakeet Recovered
Driver, 14, Leads Paramus Stolen Car Chase Ending With Hackensack Crash, Pet Parakeet Recovered A 14-year-old boy whose passenger was carrying a pet parakeet in his backpack led Paramus police on an overnight stolen car chase that ended with a crash down a Hackensack dead end. An officer in Upper Saddle River first spotted the 2015 Hyundai Sonata on Lake Street around 2 a.m. and issued an alert to police in surrounding towns. Paramus Officer Michael Mordaga was waiting as the sedan, reported stolen out of Belleville nearly 24 hours before, sped past him on southbound Route 17. Mordaga activated his emergency lights and siren, but the young driver from Newark kept going, Paramus Polic…
92-Year-Old Oradell Driver Killed In Wrong-Way Route 80 Crash 92-Year-Old Oradell Driver Killed In Wrong-Way Route 80 Crash
92-Year-Old Oradell Driver Killed In Wrong-Way Route 80 Crash A 92-year-old Oradell man was killed in a wrong-way overnight crash on Route 80, New Jersey State Police confirmed. Henry F. Sohl for some reason was headed west in the eastbound lanes when his Ford Focus veered onto the left shoulder and hit a metal electrical box and concrete median at milepost 53 in Wayne shortly after 3:30 a.m. Tuesday, June 27, NJSP Trooper II Charles Machan. Sohl, whose vehicle had a donut for the sedan's front driver’s side wheel, was pronounced dead at the scene. It wasn't immediately clear what he was doing in that area at that time of night. Traffic was clogged …
Lyndhurst Man, Boy Killed In Horrific Route 80 Crash Lyndhurst Man, Boy Killed In Horrific Route 80 Crash
Lyndhurst Man, Boy Killed In Horrific Route 80 Crash  A horrific crash was reported mid-morning Sunday on Route 80 in Passaic County. A 46-year-old Lyndhurst man and a boy, also from Lyndhurst, were killed in the single-vehicle crash off the eastbound highway in Wayne shortly after 10 a.m. April 30, authorities said. Two other boys were hospitalized after the Honda Odyssey went off the left side of the Exit 53 ramp near the Routes 46/23 spaghetti bowl and slammed into a utility pole, New Jersey State Police Sgt. Philip Curry said. The driver, Robert Csapo, 46, and the unidentified boy were killed, Curry said. Exit 53 was closed for roughly…
Driver, 29, Seriously Hurt In Route 80 Rollover Crash Driver, 29, Seriously Hurt In Route 80 Rollover Crash
Driver, 29, Seriously Hurt In Route 80 Rollover Crash A 29-year-old South Jersey woman was seriously injured when her vehicle was struck by a box truck and overturned on Route 80 in Morris County early Saturday, April 15. Sheryl A. Burg, of Florence, was heading west near milepost 31.6 in Roxbury when she slowed down in the right lane and was struck from behind by the International box truck around 2:55 a.m., New Jersey State Police Trooper Charles Marchan said. Burg's vehicle overturned, leaving her seriously injured. The crash remains under investigation.
HEROES: Firefighters Keep Large Bergen Brush Blaze From Reaching Homes HEROES: Firefighters Keep Large Bergen Brush Blaze From Reaching Homes
Heroes: Firefighters Keep Large Bergen Brush Blaze From Reaching Homes A firefighter was treated for chest pains during a large brush fire that spread perilously close to homes near the Teaneck section of Overpeck Park. "It's raining ashes," resident Kelly Bacon Fousse said after the fire ignited in the area south of Degraw Avenue between Route 95 and Teaneck Road around 7 p.m. Tuesday, April 11. Dry, windy conditions spread the five-alarmer, which brought more than a dozen other area departments to Teaneck to assist, Township Manager Dean Kazinci told Daily Voice. One firefighter was taken to Holy Name Medical Center in Teaneck, he said. Although what was …
Silent Clown-Masked Visitor Leaves Suspicious Item At Major Testing Lab In Elmwood Park Silent Clown-Masked Visitor Leaves Suspicious Item At Major Testing Lab In Elmwood Park
Silent Clown-Masked Visitor Leaves Suspicious Item At Major Testing Lab In Elmwood Park UPDATE: A Westchester County resident who works at one of the largest clinical testing labs in the U.S. triggered a large emergency response Friday when she walked into the Bergen County building wearing a devil mask, handed a supervisor a jar of salsa with her name on it and left without saying a word, authorities said. Ray Greenwald, 27, of Ardsley, NY, and the supervisor at BioReference Laboratories just off Route 80 in Elmwood didn't know one another and apparently had never met before, Police Chief Michael Foligno said. However, Greenwald, who works in another building, told police sh…
Teen Driver Injured In Hackensack Crash Down Street From Hospital Teen Driver Injured In Hackensack Crash Down Street From Hospital
Teen Driver Injured In Hackensack Crash Down Street From Hospital A 17-year-old driver was taken up the street to the hospital following a collision in Hackensack. An SUV and the teen's Honda Civic collided on Polifly Road just off westbound Route 80 late Monday afternoon, leaving the sedan against the front steps of the Polifly Arms Apartments garden apartment complex. The boy was taken to Hackensack University Medical Center with injuries that weren't considered life-threatening. Unexpected arrival at the door of tenants at the Polifly Arms Apartments in Hackensack.Rory Puntasecca for DAILY VOICE No other injuries were immediately reported. There w…
IN COLD BLOOD (UPDATE): Trio Charged With Killing Kidnapped Newark Man Alongside Route 80 IN COLD BLOOD (UPDATE): Trio Charged With Killing Kidnapped Newark Man Alongside Route 80
IN Cold Blood (Update): Trio Charged With Killing Kidnapped Newark Man Alongside Route 80 UPDATE: Three Newark men have been charged by New Jersey State Police with shooting and killing a fellow Brick City resident and leaving his body alongside Route 80. Two of them – William Dixon, 24, and Nishir Rios-Figueroa, 30 – were already in custody in connection with other crimes, State Police said on Tuesday. They captured the third, Mustafa Manns, 28, in Newark. The trio had abducted the victim, 27-year-old Quadree “Pee” Burch, in early August and driven him to Allamuchy Township, 20 or so miles from the Pennsylvania state line, the NJSP said in a March 14 release. They shot and ki…
DWI Suspected In Horrific Route 80 Crash In Bergen County DWI Suspected In Horrific Route 80 Crash In Bergen County
DWI Suspected In Horrific Route 80 Crash In Bergen County An intoxicated driver was believed responsible for a horrific crash predawn crash Monday involving an SUV and a garbage truck on westbound Route 80 in Bergen County. A Land Rover was allegedly going more than 100 miles an hour when it slammed into the Mack MR6 truck at the Huyler Street overpass at mile marker 66.2 in South Hackensack shortly after 4:30 a.m. Feb. 27, responders said. The SUV was demolished, and the garbage truck was knocked through a guard rail, a chain-link fence and clear off the highway, they said. The Land Rover driver was rushed in custody to the trauma unit at Hacke…
Up To 6 Inches Of Snow Possible In Parts Of North Jersey (LATEST FORECAST) Up To 6 Inches Of Snow Possible In Parts Of North Jersey (LATEST FORECAST)
Up To 6 Inches Of Snow Possible In Parts Of North Jersey (Latest Forecast) New winter storm predictions say that some parts of New Jersey and Pennsylvania could get up to six inches of a snow in a storm headed to the region on Monday, Feb. 27. Parts of Bergen, Morris, Passaic and Sussex counties, are expected to get between two and six inches, with the most accumulation being predicted by the National Weather Service for the northwestern most parts of the state along the Route 80 corridor. Same goes for the Pocono mountains and much of northeastern Pennsylvania. A storm system tracking northwest of our region late Monday & Monday night will mean another r…
State Police Cruisers, Ambulance Crushed By Truck On Route 80 (PHOTOS) State Police Cruisers, Ambulance Crushed By Truck On Route 80 (PHOTOS)
State Police Cruisers, Ambulance Crushed By Truck On Route 80 (Photos) A truck that failed to move over at an active police scene struck three state police vehicles and an ambulance on Route 80 in Warren County Thursday night, Feb. 23, responders said (scroll for photos). The police vehicles had activated their lights and were closing off the roadway at mile marker 17.4 to assist with a separate crash when a rotator truck towing a refrigerated box truck struck them and an Allamuchy-Green First Aid Squad ambulance around 11:15 p.m., State Police and Allamuchy firefighters said. The police vehicles, blocking the left and center lanes, were seriously damaged whi…
NJ Motorcyclist Killed In Crash Lost Brother In 2015, Was Expecting Baby With Wife NJ Motorcyclist Killed In Crash Lost Brother In 2015, Was Expecting Baby With Wife
NJ Motorcyclist Killed In Crash Lost Brother In 2015, Was Expecting Baby With Wife A Jersey City motorcyclist killed in a crash last week leaves his parents mourning the loss of yet another son, and a pregnant wife due next month. Desmond A. Gomes was riding his motorcycle on Route 80 when he was struck by a tractor trailer on Friday, Feb. 10 in Warren County, as previously reported by Daily Voice. Gomes, 32, was pronounced dead at the scene. According to a GoFundMe for his family, Gomes had been expecting a baby with his wife, who is due in March. Desmond's older brother, John Gomes, worked for the US Army but died in 2015, the GoFundMe campaign says. Additionally, his…
Jersey City Motorcyclist, 32, Killed In Tractor Trailer Crash On Route 80: Police Jersey City Motorcyclist, 32, Killed In Tractor Trailer Crash On Route 80: Police
Jersey City Motorcyclist, 32, Killed In Tractor Trailer Crash On Route 80: Police A 32-year-old Jersey City motorcyclist was killed in a crash with a tractor trailer on Route 80 Friday, Feb. 10 during rush hour, authorities said. A Volvo tractor trailer struck the back of Desmond A. Gomes' Honda motorcycle around 5:20 p.m. at milepost 11.6 in Hope Township (Warren County), New Jersey State Police Trooper Charles Marchan said. Gomes was ejected and killed, Marchan said. The crash remains under investigation.
Corvette Driver Killed In Route 80 Crash Was Dedicated Roofer, Obit Says Corvette Driver Killed In Route 80 Crash Was Dedicated Roofer, Obit Says
Corvette Driver Killed In Route 80 Crash Was Dedicated Roofer, Obit Says The 29-year-old Bergen County Corvette driver killed over the weekend in a crash on Route 80 was being remembered as a devoted husband, son and business owner. Luis Ramirez-Cano, of Bogota, died when his vehicle was struck by a Lexus RX3 around 2:40 a.m. on Sunday, Feb. 5 in Parsippany-Troy Hills, New Jersey State Police Sgt. Philip Curry said. Ramirez-Cano, formerly of Lodi, was pronounced dead at the scene. According to his obituary and various social media posts, Ramirez-Cano owned Luxury Roofing LLC. His Instagram is filled with inspirational quotes and his white Corvette. …