On Saturday, October 12, 2019, at approximately 12:50 a.m., members of the Bayonne Police Department responded to the intersection of 22nd Street and Avenue E in Bayonne on a report of a motor vehicle collision with possible injuries. Upon arrival, responding Bayonne Police Officers found a motor vehicle collision involving three vehicles and multiple injured individuals.
The initial investigation by the Hudson County Regional Collision Investigation Unit and the Bayonne Police Department revealed that one of the vehicles, a 2003 Honda CRV, had rolled onto its roof, ejecting one of the occupants.
The occupant, later identified as Degloria Peterson, age 61, of Bayonne was transported by Emergency Medical Services to Jersey City Medical Center. She was pronounced dead at approximately 2:20 a.m. Two additional occupants of this vehicle had non-life-threatening injuries and were transported by EMS to Jersey City Medical Center for treatment.
The second vehicle involved in the collision was a 2003 Honda Accord apparently traveling west on 22nd Street when it collided with the northbound CRV. The two occupants of this vehicle sustained non-life-threatening injuries and were transported by EMS to Jersey City Medical Center for treatment.
The third vehicle involved in the collision, a 2008 Honda Accord, was traveling southbound on Avenue E when it apparently became the second vehicle to strike the Honda CRV. One of the occupants of this vehicle had non-life-threatening injuries and was transported by EMS to Jersey City Medical Center for treatment. A second occupant did not receive treatment.
The events surrounding the collision remain under investigation and no charges have been filed at this time.
The Hudson County Regional Collision Investigation Unit is actively investigating this case with assistance from the Bayonne Police Department. Anyone with information is asked to contact the Office of the Hudson County Prosecutor at 201-915-1345 or to leave an anonymous tip at: http://www.hudsoncountyprosecutorsofficenj.org/homicide-tip/. All information will be kept confidential.