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Elmwood Park Police Identify Pedestrian Killed Crossing Route 4

The man was struck near the 7-Eleven and Orange Avenue shortly after 10 p.m.
The man was struck near the 7-Eleven and Orange Avenue shortly after 10 p.m. Photo Credit: Googlemaps

Elmwood Park police on Sunday identified a 47-year-old Paterson man struck and killed Friday night on Broadway (Route 4).

A family member identified Edier Lopez at the Bergen County Medical Examiner's Office, Police Chief Michael Foligno said.

"Our hearts and prayers go out to the family during this difficult time," the chief said. 

Edier was struck by an eastbound 2014 Ford Explorer near the 7-Eleven and Orange Avenue around 10 p.m. Friday, Foligno said.

He was pronounced dead at the scene, the chief said.

The Bergen County Prosecutor's Fatal Accident Investigations Unit responded along with the county sheriff's Burea of Criminal Identification, which collected evidence.

An effort to identify him followed.

A little over a month earlier, a 55-year-old Elmwood Park man was struck and killed by an SUV in the same area. That incident was ruled an accident and no charges were filed.

SEE: Elmwood Park Man, 55, Struck, Killed By SUV, Ruled Accidental


EXCLUSIVE: A gunman who remained barricaded in his Elmwood Park garden apartment after several hours Sunday made headlines earlier this year when police said he pulled a gun on another man during an argument over a parking space.


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