Recent deadly crashes concern Jersey City residents

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A series of deadly crashes in Jersey City have left some city residents concerned for their safety.

At least five people have been killed in traffic accidents so far in 2018.

The latest crash happened early Sunday morning on the 600 block of Tonnelle Avenue. Officials say that a 2006 Honda Accord collided with a 2006 Toyota Corolla. Two people were killed. They were identified as 24-year-old Heather Acosta and 25-year-old Mario Guevara, both of Union City.

The crash happened just days after city officials introduced a pedestrian and traffic safety initiative.

Jersey City is the state’s second-largest city in the state’s most-crowded county. Residents say that traffic and pedestrian safety has long been a concern.

The executive order by the mayor will treat traffic fatalities as a public health problem to be addressed through better planning and enforcement.

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