BERGEN COUNTY PROSECUTOR’S OFFICE RELEASES IDENTITY OF VICTIM IN RIDGEFIELD PARK, NJ FATAL HIT-AND-RUN
For Immediate Release:
April 11, 2023
Bergen County Prosecutor Mark Musella announced additional information in an investigation into a fatal crash involving a pedestrian that occurred on Friday, April 7, 2023, on Route 46 in Ridgefield Park, NJ. An investigation into the hit-and-run is being conducted by the Bergen County Prosecutor’s Office under the direction of Chief Jason Love and the Ridgefield Park Police Department under the direction of Chief Joseph Rella.
On Friday, April 7, 2023 at approximately 11:10 p.m., a pedestrian, identified as 21-year-old Jossy Israel Laguna-Matamoros of Hackensack, was struck by a vehicle on Route 46 in Ridgefield Park, NJ. The victim was pronounced deceased on scene from injuries he sustained as a result of the crash. The first vehicle that struck the victim fled on Route 46 eastbound, while a second vehicle stopped and remained at the scene.
An investigation by the Bergen County Prosecutor’s Office Major Crimes Unit and the Ridgefield Park Police Department is ongoing, and anyone who witnessed the crash or has information about the circumstances is asked to call the BCPO Tip Line at 201-226-5532.