On Thursday, Sept. 8, 2016, Union City Police Officers observed a Honda Accord being driven at a high rate of speed southbound on Kennedy Boulevard at approximately 2:05 a.m. The Accord crashed into a garbage truck that was stopped in the northbound lane of Kennedy Boulevard. The vehicle then slid into a parked Ford van and caught fire.

Officers at the scene used a fire extinguisher to put out the fire and attempted to render first aid. Units from the Hudson County Sheriff’s Office Crash Investigation Unit, North Hudson Regional Fire Rescue, Union City EMS and Jersey City Medical Center responded to the scene.

The driver of the Accord, Winston Reyes, age 32, of Jersey City, was pronounced dead at the scene. Four of the workers in the garbage truck were transported to Hoboken University Medical Center and were treated for minor injuries.

The crash remains an active investigation by the Hudson County Prosecutors Office and the Hudson County Sheriff’s Crash Investigation Unit. Anyone with information is asked to contact the Hudson County Prosecutor’s Office at 201-915-1345 or leave an anonymous tip on the Prosecutor’s official website at: http://www.hudsoncountyprosecutorsofficenj.org/homicide-tip/ . All information will be kept confidential.

A Twitter user Efrain Rodriguez @EfrainR711 shared the pictures with us.


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Efrain Rodriguez Jr @EfrainR711
Efrain Rodriguez Jr




      • Well your brother drove like an asshole and bit it. I do feel for you losing a family member, but losing your life for driving like a moron and not being able to see a garbage truck well that’s just fucking dumb. He wasn’t a great person in life and he’s a fool in death, therefore I guess came and bit him in the ass or else he’d still still be here to speak on his behalf

        • I can’t wait until someone in your family passes so I can call them a bitch or an asshole 🙂 you don’t know what my brother was going through for you to sit here and talk your shit. I hope you burn in hell and I hope you rot too. God does not like ugly. And you sir, your ugly as hell.

          • I may have ugly comments but at least I can drive, if he didn’t drive like a dick he’d be here to defend himself. My family or not if someone dies because of something that was clearly preventable, then he’s a fucking fool. And your a bigger fool for defending a fuck up.