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Driver in Weekend Car Crash in Wayne Dies

By rlsmetro on

Passaic County Prosecutor Camelia M. Valdes and Wayne Police Chief Jack McNiff announce that one of the drivers from the motor vehicle crash that occurred in the Township of Wayne last Sunday has died from his injuries. Mr. Antonio R. Cruz, 38, of Wayne, New Jersey, was pronounced dead on Friday, May 29, at around 4:29 p.m. at Saint Joseph’s Regional Medical Center in Paterson, New Jersey.

Police say last Sunday, May 24, Mr. Cruz was operating a gray 2016 Honda CRV that crashed into a telephone pole on Ratzer Road near the intersection of Garside Avenue in Wayne.

The two passengers in Mr. Cruz’s car remain in the hospital, while the driver of the second car involved in the crash, which struck a telephone pole on the opposite side of the street, was discharged earlier this week.

No charges have been filed but the investigation remains active and ongoing.

The Passaic County Prosecutor’s Office asks anyone with additional information about this incident to contact us on our tips line at 1-877-370-PCPO or tips@passaiccountynj.org or contact the Wayne Police Department at 973-694-1800.