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Bread truck driver charged in fatal Carlstadt hit and run makes bail

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YOU READ IT HERE FIRST: A North Bergen bread delivery truck driver charged in the hit-and-run death of a Carlstadt business owner posted $105,000 bail yesterday and was released from the Bergen County Jail pending the outcome of the case.

Joseph Eizaguirre, who turned 23 on Friday, fell asleep at the wheel of a Schripps European Bread Company around 4:30 a.m. Saturday on Paterson Plank Road/Route 120, Bergen County Prosecutor John L. Molinelli told CLIFFVIEW PILOT over the weekend.

The truck struck and killed Boro Atanasoski, a 63-year-old Macedonian immigrant who lived in Brooklyn and owned Faith Environmental, Inc., a hazardous materials and asbestos removal contractor on Stanley Street in East Rutherford, he said.

Eiazaguirre is charged with:

  • death by auto;
  • leaving the scene of an accident;
  • causing a death while operating a motor vehicle;
  • endangering an injured or helpless victim.

Molinelli’s Fatal Accident Investigation Unit is handling the investigation.



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