Bergen County Prosecutor Mark Musella announced that Bryan Woods, 35, of Fort Lee was charged with strict liability vehicular homicide.
Officials said on Saturday, May 22, at approximately 3:40 a.m., the Lodi Police Department and the Bergen County Sheriff’s Office were notified that a motor vehicle had struck a person in the area of 240 Route 17 South in Lodi.
The victim, later identified as Marko Guberovic, 28, of Fair Lawn, was pronounced dead at the scene.
The Sheriff’s Office contacted the Bergen County Prosecutor’s Office Fatal Accident Investigation Unit, and the ensuing investigation revealed that a 2020 BMW M8 operated by Woods struck Guberovic, resulting in his death.
Laboratory tests determined that Wood was intoxicated at the time his vehicle struck the victim.
Bergen County officials said on Wednesday, September 21, Wood was charged with one count of third-degree strict liability vehicular homicide, N.J.S.A. 2C:11-5.3a.
Prosecutor Musella states that the charge is merely an accusation and that the defendant is presumed innocent unless and until proven guilty beyond a reasonable doubt, and he would also like to thank the Bergen County Sheriff’s Office for its assistance in this investigation.