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Passenger Dies in Sunday Morning Collision in North Bergen

By kbm0423 on
North Bergen

Hudson County Prosecutor Esther Suarez has announced that the Hudson County Regional Collision Investigation Unit and the North Bergen Police Department are investigating a fatal crash that occurred on Sunday, June 26.

According to Prosecutor Suarez, at approximately 8:33 a.m., the North Bergen Police Department responded to the area of River and Churchill roads on reports of a single motor vehicle collision. 

Prosecutor Suarez said that responding officers found an overturned Toyota Camry Solara in a parking lot adjacent to 8701 River Road. 

According to Prosecutor Suarez, the front seat passenger – later identified as Yajira Valenzuela, 36, of West New York – was pronounced dead at the scene. 

Prosecutor Suarez stated that the vehicle's driver, a 61-year-old West New York man, was transported to Jersey City Medical Center, where he is in critical but stable condition.

The Hudson County Regional Collision Investigation Unit and the North Bergen Police Department are actively investigating the crash.

Anyone with information is asked to contact the Office of the Hudson County Prosecutor at 201-915-1345 or to leave an anonymous tip at: https://www.hudsoncountyprosecutorsofficenj.org/homicide-tip/.

All information will be kept confidential.