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Bergenfield Man Killed After Rear-Ending Truck at High-Speed on Route 1&9 in Newark

East Newark

Essex County Prosecutor Officials announced today that the Essex County Prosecutor’s Office Homicide/Major Crimes Task Force, which includes detectives from the Newark Police Department, is investigating a fatal motor vehicle incident.

According to authorities, on Tuesday, Aug. 24, Mr. Roy Thomas, 55, of Bergenfield was killed in a fatal motor vehicle collision on the southbound lane of Route 1 and 9 in Newark, near the Kearny border.

Officials said a preliminary investigation indicates that Thomas, the driver of a box truck, ran into the back of the tractor trailer at a high rate of speed.

He was pronounced dead at the scene at approximately 3:03 a.m. 

The driver of the tractor trailer remained at the scene.

No one has been charged at this time.