On Friday, December 9, 2022, the Hudson County Regional Collision Investigation Unit and the North Bergen Police Department were notified of a fatal crash on Tonnelle Avenue in North Bergen. Upon arriving at the scene, they found the lifeless body of a woman who had been struck by a tractor trailer. She was pronounced dead at the scene, and her name is currently being withheld pending notification of her next of kin.
According to the initial investigation, the woman was struck by the tractor trailer as it was traveling south on Tonnelle Avenue. The driver, a 38-year-old man from Texas, continued on his route and called 911 when he reached the area of 68th Street. No arrests have been made at this time, and the incident is currently under active investigation.
The Hudson County Prosecutor’s Office is urging anyone with information about this tragic accident to contact them at 201-915-1345, or to leave an anonymous tip at http://www.hudsoncountyprosecutorsofficenj.org/homicide-tip/. All information will be kept confidential. This tragic incident serves as a reminder to all of us to be vigilant and cautious on the roads, especially in busy areas like Tonnelle Avenue in North Bergen.