Pedestrian Dies after Car Struck him in North Bergen, Kearny Driver charged with DWI

On Saturday, July 30, 2016, at approximately 4:20 A.M., officers from the North Bergen Police Department responded to the 1200 block of Paterson Plank Road in North Bergen, NJ, on a report of pedestrian struck by a vehicle. Upon their arrival, officers observed the lifeless body of the victim, Alexis Rolando Vaquedano-Oyeula, age 45, formerly of Galloway Township, pinned underneath a 2016 Ford Van belonging to Alvaro Amador-Ruiz, age 32 of Kearny, NJ.

The circumstances of the collision are currently under investigation by the North Bergen Police Department in conjunction with the Hudson County Sheriff’s Office and the Hudson County Prosecutor’s Office. Ruiz has been charged with Driving while intoxicated contrary to N.J.S.A 39:4-50. Anyone with information is asked to contact the Hudson County Prosecutor’s Office at (201) 915-1345 or by leaving an anonymous tip on the Hudson County Prosecutor’s Office official website at: . All information will be kept confidential.

The above charges are merely accusations, and the defendant is presumed innocent until proven guilty. R.P.C. 3.6(b)(6).