On Sunday, June 23, 2019, Alyssa Matos, age 20, from Queens, New York, was pronounced dead at approximately 2:15 a.m. at Jersey City Medical Center where she was being treated for life-threatening injuries sustained in a motor vehicle collision. Matos was a passenger in the 2002 Acura TL involved in a West New York collision on June 18. The Regional Medical Examiner’s Office has determined the cause of death to be blunt impact injuries of the head.
The events surrounding the collision remain under active investigation by the Hudson County Regional Collision Unit with the assistance of the West New York Police Department. No charges have been filed at this time.
On Tuesday, June 18, 2019, shortly after 12:30 a.m., West New York Police Officers responded to the intersection of 60th Street and Jefferson Street on a report of a motor vehicle collision. Upon arrival, the responding officers found that two vehicles were involved in a collision.
The first vehicle, a 2002 Acura TL, was operated by a 24-year-old male from North Bergen. He was transported by Emergency Medical Services to Palisades Medical Center where he was treated for non-life threatening injuries. The Acura also contained two passengers, Matos who sustained life-threatening injuries and a 22-year-old male from North Bergen who sustained non- life-threatening injuries. Both passengers were transported by EMS to Jersey City Medical Center.
The second vehicle was a 2004 Infiniti G35 operated by a 26-year-old male from West New York. He was transported by EMS to Palisades Medical Center where he was treated for non- life-threatening injuries. The Infiniti contained a single passenger, a 26-year-old male from Clifton, who refused medical treatment at the scene of the collision.