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West New York Man Charged with Fairview Vehicular Homicide


Bergen County Prosecutor Mark Musella announced the arrest of Mr. Jose Francisco-Garcia, 26, of West New York, NJ, on a charge of Vehicular Homicide.

The arrest is the result of an investigation conducted by the Bergen County Prosecutor’s Office under the direction of Chief Robert Anzilotti and the Fairview Police Department under the direction of Chief Martin Kahn.

Police say at approximately 1:29 a.m. on March 18, 2020, the Fairview Police Department responded to a report of a motor vehicle crash in front of One Broad Avenue.

At the scene, police say officers observed a 2017 Honda Civic with severe damage resulting from impact with a utility pole.

The driver, Garcia, was outside of the vehicle and had suffered minor injuries.

The front-seat passenger Mr. Jose Santos, 40 of North Bergen, had suffered fatal injuries.

The incident remains under investigation.