SEEKING PUBLIC’S ASSISTANCE IN HIT AND RUN INVESTIGATION

TO:                 ALL NEWS MEDIA

FROM:           PROSECUTOR GURBIR S. GREWAL

DATE:            JANUARY 5, 2018

The Bergen County Prosecutor’s Office and the Moonachie Police Department are requesting information from the public regarding a hit and run collision which resulted in a pedestrian sustaining fatal injuries.

At approximately 5:50 am on Friday, January 5, 2018, the Moonachie Police Department received a report of a pedestrian lying in the roadway on Route 46 East near the intersection of Industrial Avenue. Upon arriving at the scene, officers observed a deceased male victim lying in the roadway.  The victim’s injuries were consistent with having been struck by a motor vehicle.  The victim, later identified as Brian P. Rossi (DOB 7/15/1989) of Teaneck, New Jersey, was pronounced dead at the scene.

Evidence at the scene indicates that the victim was struck by more than one vehicle, all of which fled the scene traveling eastbound on Route 46.

Anyone with information regarding this hit and run collision is requested to contact the Bergen County Prosecutor’s Office Fatal Accident Investigation Unit at 201-226-5595, or the Moonachie Police Department at 201-641-9100.  All calls will remain confidential.

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