FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
CONTACT: Caitlin Mota
PHONE: (201) 577-6699
DATE: Monday, October 16, 2023
COLLISION UNIT INVESTIGATING MULTI-FATAL CRASH IN JERSEY CITY
Hudson County Prosecutor Esther Suarez has released the following information:
The Hudson County Regional Collision Investigation Unit is investigating a multi-fatal crash that occurred in Jersey City on Monday, October 16, 2023.
At approximately 12:45 a.m., the Jersey City Police Department was notified of a two-car collision on Paterson Plank Road, south of Congress Street. Responding officers located a BMW SUV that appeared to have crashed head-on with a Kia sedan. The driver of the Kia – identified as Dylan Weidenfeld, 26, of Jersey City – was pronounced dead at the scene.
The BMW was occupied by five individuals. A female backseat passenger was pronounced dead at the scene. A male backseat passenger was transported to Jersey City Medical Center where he was pronounced dead. Their identities are being withheld pending next of kin notifications. A third backseat passenger, a 19-year-old female, remains in critical condition at Jersey City Medical Center. The male driver of the BMW and the front seat female passenger, both 23, of Jersey City, suffered injuries that are not considered to be life-threatening at this time.
The Hudson County Regional Collision Investigation Unit is actively investigating this matter with assistance from the Jersey City Police Department. Anyone with information is asked to contact the Office of the Hudson County Prosecutor at 201-915-1345 or to leave an anonymous tip at: http://www.hudsoncountyprosecutorsofficenj.org/homicide-tip/. All information will be kept confidential.