Death by auto charged

Two drivers are charged with Death by Auto after a fatal accident in which a motorcyclist was killed in the Meadowlands. Photo courtesy of the Bergen County Sheriff’s Office

Two men driving Ferraris along Berry’s Creek Road North in East Rutherford were to blame for a fatal accident that killed a motorcyclist, according to New Jersey State Police.

The accident took place on Mother’s Day, May 13, 2012 near the MetLife Stadium. Photos from the scene show the motorcycle in two pieces.

According to the Star-Ledger newspaper, the motorcyclist, Stephen Lenge, was heading to his job as a stagehand for the Electric Daisy Festival and was on Berry’s Creek Road, a service road around the parking lot.

Stephen Lenge, via

The Star-Ledger reported that “a pair of 2006 Ferrari F430s — one red, one silver — were heading toward him on the other side of the road, police said. The automobiles, which cost several hundred thousand dollars, are owned by Gotham Dream Cars of Englewood and were being driven by employees of the company, [Sgt. Dante Ruocco, a N.J. State Police spokesman]. The two luxury vehicles were returning from a gas station when 19-year-old Joseph Meyer, of Oviepo, Fla., lost control of the silver Ferrari and spun out of control, striking two cement curbs… The driver of the red Ferrari, 28-year-old Dumont resident Joseph Ferreti, swerved over the double yellow line to avoid being hit, but collided with Lenge’s motorcycle head-on.”

Ferrari involved in a fatal accident on Mother’s Day near MetLife Stadium in the Meadowlands. Photo via WCBS-TV

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