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UPDATE: Elizabeth Man Fatally Struck by Truck While Changing Tire on Route 1 in Rahway


By: Richard L. Smith 

An Elizabeth resident suffered fatal injuries after he was struck by a truck while servicing his vehicle on a busy roadway in Rahway Saturday night. 

At approximately 10 p.m., Rahway emergency responders were dispatched to Rt 1. North and Randolph Avenue to inverse reports of a person struck by a vehicle. 

Upon arrival, police found Mr. Steven Neves De Oliveira, 36, suffering severe injuries after a truck hit him near the intersection. 

 De Oliveira was pronounced dead a short time later. 

De Oliveira, a mechanic from The Service Tire Truck Center in Avenel for over ten years, reportedly caught a flat tire on the way home. He came out to assess the damage and was struck during the incident. 

“Steve’s greatest joys in life were his boys and he couldn’t wait to move them into the new home he had just bought so they could begin making memories together.

He had left from fixing up that house and was on his way home to his family when this awful tragedy struck”, his family said. 

Steven is survived by his wife, Diane Bento De Oliveira of Elizabeth. Twin sons Ethan & Grayson De Oliveira of Elizabeth.

Funeral arrangements will be held at August F. Schmidt Memorial Funeral Home, located at 139 Westfield Avenue in Elizabeth, from 4:00 pm - 8:00 pm Wednesday, January 25. 

Mass will be held Thursday, January 26, 2023, at Our Lady Of Fatima R.C. Church 403 Spring Street in Elizabeth.  

Please click HERE   to donate to Steve’s family.