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UPDATE: Fatal Collision in Newark Claims Life of 29-Year-Old Motorcyclist


By: Richard L. Smith 


Essex County authorities are investigating a fatal collision that occurred in Newark on Tuesday, June 4. AdAccording to Essex County Chief Assitant Prosecutor Thomas S. Fennelly, shortly after 5:00 p.m., Newark officers responded to a report of a collision between a motorcycle and a Honda Fit automobile at the intersection of Broadway and Oriental Street.

The motorcyclist, identified as 29-year-old Mr. Cristian D. Tavaras of Newark, was transported to University Hospital, where he was pronounced dead at 5:43 p.m.

The driver of the Honda Fit was also transported to a local hospital with non-life-threatening injuries.

The collision is under investigation by detectives from the Prosecutor’s Crime Scene Investigations Bureau, which includes detectives from the Newark Police Department.AdAuthorities have not released additional information at this time.

Anyone with information about the incident is urged to contact the Essex County Prosecutor’s tip line at 877-847-7432.