Paterson Man Killed in Route 20 Motorcycle Crash

Passaic County Prosecutor Camelia M. Valdes and Paterson Police Chief Troy Oswald announce that on Saturday at approximately 6:03 p.m., officers responded to Route 20 South near the intersection of Park Avenue, in the City of Paterson in response to a report of a motorcycle crash.

Police say Mr. Miguel Soto, 30 years old of Paterson, was operating a 2008 Honda CBR motorcycle, in the southbound lanes of Route 20.

According to preliminary police, at some point, that motorcycle made contact with a 2008 Acura MDX, being operated by Albert Barette, 70-years-old of Wayne, New Jersey.

Mr. Soto then lost control of the motorcycle and crashed. Mr. Soto succumbed to his injuries at 6:38 p.m.

The investigation remains active and ongoing. More information will be released once it becomes available.

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 or contact the Paterson Police Department Traffic Division at 973-321-1112.

For media inquiries concerning this case, contact Assistant Prosecutor Julie Serfess of the Passaic County Prosecutor’s Office at or at (973) 837-7718.