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Staten Island Man Killed in Wayne Crash


Passaic County officials announce that at approximately 8:11 p.m. on Monday, December 27, police responded to the intersection of Valley Road and Ratzer Road in Wayne, where a single vehicle had crashed.

Upon arrival, police determined that a 2006 Dodge Caravan that was being operated by 28-year old Jorge Jaimez Romero of Staten Island, New York, had veered off the roadway and struck a utility pole.

According to police, the initial collision with the utility pole then caused the Dodge Caravan to spin and strike a second utility pole.

Police said that Mr. Jaimez Romero was pronounced dead at the scene at 8:26 p.m. The cause of death is unknown at this time. There were no other vehicles involved.

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 them on their tips line at 1-877-370-PCPO or or contact the Wayne Police Department at (973) 694-0600.