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Paterson Man, 61, Killed Working On Car With Nephew

A 61-year-old Paterson man was killed Tuesday night when he was pinned beneath a car that he and his nephew had been working on, authorities said.

A BMW struck the victim near a bend on the U-shaped block.
A BMW struck the victim near a bend on the U-shaped block. Photo Credit: Googlemaps

Christ Olsen Rochelyn, 28, was behind the wheel when the 2004 BMW 325 pinned his uncle, Kesnel Rochelyn, shortly after 6:30 p.m., they said.

The uncle was pronounced dead at the scene, Passaic County Prosecutor Camelia M. Valdes and Paterson Police Chief Troy Oswald said in a joint release.

Both "were working on the vehicle together" when the accident occurred, they said.

City firefighters removed the body from beneath the car nearly 45 minutes later.

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