North Bergen Police Release Photos of Vehicle Reportedly Involved in Woman’s Death

Police are asking for the public’s assistance in identifying the driver of a vehicle allegedly responsible for the death of a woman in North Bergen.

According to authorities, on Monday at approximately 8:15 p.m., the North Bergen Police Department received a 911 call reporting a body lying in the roadway on 43rd Street in the area of Tonnelle Avenue in North Bergen.

Upon arrival, responding North Bergen police officers observed an unresponsive woman, Darlene Westbrook, 34, lying in the roadway at that location.

Officials say Westbrook was treated at the scene before being transported by Emergency Medical Services to the Jersey City Medical Center where she was pronounced dead yesterday at approximately 2:40 a.m.

The initial investigation by the Hudson County Regional Collision Investigation Unit and the North Bergen Police Department has determined that a motor vehicle was involved in this fatal incident.

Police described the suspect vehicle as a 2001-2003 Chrysler Voyager Minivan that is light in color, possibly silver. The Minivan is missing both front hub caps and was last observed traveling north on Kennedy Boulevard from 35th Street on Monday between 8:15 and 8:20 p.m.

Investigators are asking the public for assistance in finding this vehicle. Anyone with information about the vehicle is asked to contact the Hudson County Regional Collision Investigation Unit at 201-915-1345 or leave an anonymous tip on the Hudson County Prosecutor’s official website at: http://www.hudsoncountyprosecutorsofficenj.org/homicide-tip/. All information will be kept confidential.