Pedestrian Struck by Car in Elmwood Park Succumbs to Injuries

Authorities are investigating a crash that killed a pedestrian this morning as he tried to cross an Elmwood Park street. 

Police responded to River Drive shortly before 9 a.m., where they found a pedestrian, only described as a male, seriously injured. 

After further investigation, police discovered the victim was struck twice as he tried to cross.

One of the two drivers remained at the scene. The second vehicle – a silver four-door Nissan with heavy windshield damage - driven by18-year-old Liana Rodriguez continued north from Garfield on River Drive.  

The unidentified victim was transported to St. Joseph’s Regional Medical Center, where he succumbed to his injuries.

Rodriguez was located this afternoon in possession of marijuana, but apparently not under the influence, according to police.

She was charged with having drugs in a motor vehicle and also received a summons for suspended registration. 

Rodriguez was released pending a court hearing.