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UPDATE: 60-Year-Old Woman Fatally Struck by Car in Bloomfield


By: Richard L. Smith 

Acting Essex County Prosecutor Theodore N. Stephens has announced that the Essex County Prosecutor’s Crime Scene Investigations Bureau (CSIB) is currently conducting an investigation into a tragic vehicle-pedestrian collision that resulted in the untimely death of a local woman.


Essex County Prosecutor’s Office Spokesman Robert Florida said on the evening of Friday, October 20th, at 7:25 p.m., authorities received a distressing report of a vehicle-pedestrian collision at the intersection of Bloomfield Avenue and Grove Street in Bloomfield.

The pedestrian involved, identified as Ms. Nelly Fernandez, a 60-year-old resident of Bloomfield, was swiftly transported to University Hospital.

Tragically, Ms. Fernandez was pronounced dead at 7:52 p.m.

Friends of Ms. Fernandez said she was headed to the store to get a lottery ticket when she was struck in the crosswalk. 

The driver, who stayed at the scene, was reportedly making a left turn during the accident. 

The driver of the vehicle involved in the incident remained at the scene, cooperating with investigators.

However, the investigation is far from concluded and remains active.

No arrests have been made at this time.

Authorities urge anyone with information related to this incident to come forward and assist in the ongoing investigation.

Please contact the Essex County Prosecutor’s Office tips line at 1-877-TIPS-4EC or 1-877-847-7432.

All calls will be handled with the utmost confidentiality.