Authorities: 5 people killed in crash on Route 3 when SUV strikes front-loader

Authorities say that five people, including a 4-year-old boy, were killed when their SUV slammed into the rear of a construction vehicle on Route 3 in Rutherford.

News 12 Staff

May 18, 2020, 3:04 PM

Updated 1,425 days ago

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Authorities: 5 people killed in crash on Route 3 when SUV strikes front-loader
Authorities say that five people, including a 4-year-old boy, were killed when their SUV slammed into the rear of a construction vehicle on Route 3 in Rutherford.
The Bergen County Prosecutor’s Office said the front-loader was returning to a Route 3 construction site and heading west on the highway when it was struck from behind by the SUV. Prosecutors said 38-year-old Michelle Toledo, 20-year-old Irvina Gee, 23-year-old Sheckylle Chain, and 16-year-old Ayana Navas, all of Paterson, were pronounced dead at the scene. Four-year-old Noah Alexander Dejesus of Allentown was briefly revived but was pronounced dead at Hackensack University Medical Center.
The crash happened Sunday around 10:45 p.m. Route 3 was closed for several hours following the crash, but it has since reopened.
The Associated Press wire services contributed to this report.


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