Photo Credit: Google Maps A pedestrian was killed on Tonnelle Avenue in North Bergen early this morning after being struck by a vehicle near 69th Street. Hudson County Prosecutor Esther Suarez says the Hudson County Regional Collision Investigation Unit and the North Bergen Police Department are investigating the fatal collision.
According to Prosecutor Suarez, at approximately 5:54 a.m., the North Bergen Police Department was notified a pedestrian was struck near the intersection of Tonnelle Avenue and 69th Street. Upon arrival, officers located a male pedestrian – later identified as 64-year old, North Bergen resident Angel Ruano – with serious injuries. He was transported by Emergency Medical Services to Hackensack University Medical Center, where he was pronounced dead at 6:47 a.m.
A preliminary investigation determined Ruano was struck by a 2005 Honda Civic traveling southbound on Tonnelle Avenue. The driver, a 46-year-old Bronx, New York man, was not injured and remained at the scene. The Hudson County Regional Collision Investigation Unit and the North Police Department are actively investigating this incident.
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: https://www.hudsoncountyprosecutorsofficenj.org/homicide-tip/.
All information will be kept confidential.