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Prosecutors: Woman struck, killed by garbage truck in Newark

Prosecutors say the garbage truck was apparently emptying a dumpster.

Lanette Espy

Aug 3, 2023, 12:58 PM

Updated 325 days ago

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Police are investigating how a woman was struck and killed Wednesday by a garbage truck in Newark while lying on the ground. Prosecutors say the garbage truck was apparently emptying a dumpster.
Prosecutors say police found Vitina Stern, 41, lying on the ground on Clinton Avenue around 4:30 a.m. She was pronounced dead at the scene.
No arrests have been made. Anyone with information is asked to contact the Essex County Prosecutor’s Office tips line at 1-877-TIPS-4EC or 1-877-847-7432.


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