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Hillside Man Killed in Crash on Interstate 80 in Bergen County Under Investigation


By: Richard L. Smith 

New Jersey State Police are investigating a deadly motor vehicle accident that occurred early this morning on Interstate 80 in Bergen County.Ad The crash, reported at 3:08 a.m. near milepost 68 in Teaneck Township, involved a Honda passenger vehicle traveling eastbound.

State Police officials said a preliminary investigation suggests that the driver of the Honda, identified as 40-year-old Mr. Julio Brito from Hasbrouck Heights, lost control of the vehicle.

The car veered off the roadway to the right and crashed into a concrete barrier.

Brito sustained serious injuries and was promptly transported to a nearby hospital for treatment.

Tragically, the passenger in the vehicle, Mr. Richard Bahamonte, 38, from Hillside, suffered fatal injuries as a result of the collision.AdThe accident has sparked an ongoing investigation by the NJ State Police, with no further details currently available.

This incident serves as a grim reminder of the dangers present on the road, especially on major highways like Interstate 80.

The State Police are expected to release more information as their investigation progresses.