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Truck Rear-Ends UPS Truck in Cedar Grove; Driver in Custody

By kcora on
Cedar Grove

The driver of a dump truck that rear-ended a UPS truck in Cedar Grove Thursday was apprehended shortly after fleeing the scene.

Police responded to 44 Woodland Park for a report of a crash that ended on the front lawn of Shook's Funeral Home on Pompton Avenue.

According to police, Daniel Destefano was driving his 2000 Freightliner south on Pompton Avenue passing Cedar Street when he rear-ended a UPS truck onto the lawn of Shook's Funeral Home, 486 Pompton Avenue.

The driver of the UPS truck suffered a non life-threatening leg injury.

The driver of the dump truck, Destefano, exited his truck and ran from the scene of the crash but was apprehended shortly after behind the Cedar Grove Public Library.

Destefano was charged with illegally in possession of several controlled dangerous substances and will be charged for the offenses.

Destefano is also facing charges of assault by auto as a result of the UPS driver's injury, reckless driving, and not being properly licensed to operate a commercial vehicle.

Photos: Phyllis Latella