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UPDATE: Fatal Injuries Confirmed After Car Rear-Ends Box Truck on NJ-17 in Bergen County

Carlstadt Borough



CrashBy: Richard L. Smith 

Bergen County authorities are investigating a violent crash that killed one person inside a car in Carlstadt Thursday morning.   

According to Sergeant John Cleary, at approximately 3:30 a.m.,  a passenger vehicle traveling northbound on NJ-17 near the Carlstadt Ice Company located at 517 Route17 North traveled off the roadway.

It crashed into a parked, unoccupied box truck situated on their property. 

Sergeant Cleary said the vehicle became engulfed in flames, later extinguished by responding firefighters. The car was occupied by only the driver, who suffered fatal injuries.

According to Sergeant Cleary, the driver's identity is still unknown at this time and is being investigated by the Carlstadt Criminal Investigations Unit.

AHA Anyone having witnessed the crash or having any pertinent information related to this incident or the identity of the driver is asked to contact the Carlstadt Criminal Investigations Unit at (201) 438-4810.