Passaic County Prosecutor Camelia M. Valdes and Passaic Police Chief Luis Guzman announce that at approximately 10:26 p.m. on Friday police responded to Route 21 North near exit 11B in Passaic where two motor vehicles had crashed.
Police say a 2016 Chevrolet Silverado, being operated by a 49-year-old Plainfield, New Jersey resident collided with a 2011 Honda Accord, being operated by Gilbert G. Sanabria-Esquivel, 18, of Paterson.
Police say Mr. Sanabria-Esquivel was pronounced deceased at the scene at 10:46 p.m.
According to police, the Honda Accord was also occupied by a 19-year old Paterson resident who sustained serious bodily injury and is currently receiving treatment at Saint Joseph’s Regional Medical Center in Paterson.
The driver of the 2016 Chevrolet Silverado was not injured in the crash. He remained on the scene and presented a valid license.
No charges have been filed at this time, but 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 firstname.lastname@example.org or to contact the Passaic Police Department at (973) 365-3900.