FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
CONTACT: Raymond Worrall
PHONE: (201) 320-3550
DATE: Friday, September 1, 2023
PASSENGER DIES OF INJURIES SUSTAINED IN JERSEY CITY COLLISION
Hudson County Prosecutor Esther Suarez has released the following information:
The Hudson County Regional Collision Investigation Unit and the Jersey City Police Department are investigating a fatal collision in which one woman died on Friday, September 1, 2023.
At approximately 2:15 a.m., the Jersey City Police Department was notified of a serious motor vehicle collision in the area of the Routes 1 and 9 North ramp on Route 139 West. Upon arrival, responding officers located a tractor trailer and a 2018 Audi passenger vehicle that had been involved in a collision. The Audi was found on its roof with extensive damage.
The male driver of the Audi and two passengers were transported to Jersey City Medical Center by Emergency Medical Services. A female passenger tentatively identified as a 21-year-old of Bloomfield — was pronounced dead at approximately 2:54 a.m. The 22-year-old male driver of Newark and a 23-year-old male passenger of Newark remain at JCMC with non-life-threatening injuries. The 53-year-old male driver of the tractor trailer, who remained at the scene, was not injured in the collision.
During the preliminary investigation, the driver of the Audi was issued a motor vehicle summons by the responding JCPD officers. The Hudson County Regional Collision Investigation Unit and the Jersey City Police Department are actively investigating this case. 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.