Deadly Hit-and-Run in Englewood

Deadly Hit-and-Run in Englewood

Author: Ed Lieber/Wednesday, May 14, 2014/Categories: New Jersey Accidents

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A deadly hit-and-run has resulted in the closure of the Route 4 approach to the George Washington Bridge in Englewood.

The accident occurred Wednesday morning around 4 a.m. in the eastbound lanes at Grand Avenue East, completely closing the roadway, according to ABC News. The victim, identified as a 49-year-old Englewood man, was found at 4:15 a.m.

Authorities said a male pedestrian was hit near the entrance ramp and dragged onto highway. Police said they are searching for “a big truck”, possibly an 18-wheeler, CliffViewPilot.com reported. Authorities said they believe the truck sustained front damage.                                                               
The Bergen County prosecutor and sheriff were both on the scene, but no additional details were given, according to ABC News.

The road remained closed as of 11 a.m. as traffic was being averted off the highway, while bumper-to-bumper traffic was backed up for miles, ABC News reported.

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