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West New York woman dies in fatal crash in North Bergen

The front seat passenger, Yajira Valenzuela, was pronounced dead at the scene

The intersection of Churchill Road and River Road, with the aforemetioned parking lot in the background. Image via Google Maps.

The Hudson County Regional Collision Investigation Unit and the North Bergen Police Department are investigating a fatal crash that occurred on Sunday, June 26, according to Hudson County Prosecutor Esther Suarez.

At approximately 8:33 a.m., the North Bergen Police Department responded to the area of River Road and Churchill Road on reports of a single motor vehicle collision.

Responding officers found an overturned Toyota Camry Solara in a parking lot adjacent to 8701 River Road.

The front seat passenger, later identified as Yajira Valenzuela, a 36-year-old of West New York, was pronounced dead at the scene.

The driver of the vehicle, a 61-year-old West New York man, was transported to Jersey City Medical Center where he is in critical but stable condition.

The Hudson County Regional Collision Investigation Unit and the North Bergen Police Department are actively investigating the crash.

Anyone with information is asked to contact the Office of the Hudson County Prosecutor at 201-915-1345 or to leave an anonymous tip at:
hudsoncountyprosecutorsofficenj.org/homicide-tip. All information will be kept confidential.

For updates on this and other stories, check www.hudsonreporter.com and follow us on Twitter @hudson_reporter. Daniel Israel can be reached at disrael@hudsonreporter.com.

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