The scene, according to one witness, was downright eerie: an out-of-control SUV silently speeding through an intersection in the early morning hours of Oct. 2, 2004, stopping only when it slammed head first into a tree on the lawn of a brightly lit apartment complex in Nutley. “They never slowed down,” said Chief John Holland of the Nutley Police Department. “They went straight into the tree.”
Whitney Houston was found dead Feb. 11, 2012 in a bathtub at the Beverly Hilton Hotel a night before the Grammy Awards. An autopsy was performed but a cause of death has not been released to the public. Houston grew…
A Sayreville man was killed and a South River woman critically injured early today when the motorcycle they were riding struck a curb on Route 9, sending the couple skidding off the vehicle, police said.
“Tiffany Jantelle got out of her car to rescue a dog. Then she was killed. ”Two sentences on a Facebook page, along with the title “Who Killed Tiffany Jantelle?” are the sum and substance of the 23-year-old, who lived her entire life in Piscataway. Tiffany loved horses and was an accomplished rider. She was popular and bubbly – a caring friend and sister, daughter and girlfriend. So when her boyfriend accidentally struck a dog about 1 a.m. on Weston Canal Road and Randolph Road in Franklin, Tiffany stepped out of the car to comfort the injured animal. Her boyfriend, Daniel P. Owsik of Raritan, got out of the car to try and direct traffic as Tiffany held the German Shepherd-mix in the middle of the road. That’s when a black pickup truck sped onto the scene, striking Tiffany and the dog, according to witnesses and police. “She tried to get out of the way,” Oswik later told a television news reporter. “Of course she can’t leave the dog. She grabs the dog and no use, the guy didn’t break, didn’t swerve. He just hit.”
Kasia Rivera, 34, of East Orange is accused of causing the death of a 22-year-old man by injecting his penis with silicone, authorities said.
As office workers flooded the streets on May 6, 1937, the L7 129 Hindenburg floated across lower Manhattan for a trip to New Jersey where the plan was to dock the hydrogen-filled dirigible at the Lakehurst Naval Air Station.
Ninety-seven people were aboard.
But at 7:25 p.m. the Hindenburg caught fire as it attempted to land. Witnesses saw sparks and flames shooting from the dirigible.
It was a freak accident that left 6-year-old Laz Ayon dead, his mother distraught beyond words and neighbors in a close-knit Lodi neighborhood struggling with grief. Laz was killed May 17 when a rusty steel pole used for a clothing line fell on him.The little boy and his 10-year-old brother, Ivan, had been cleaning up their backyard on Walnut Street when the pole fell, according to media reports. Ivan broke his leg but survived. The website reported that the boy’s mother, Karen, cradled the dying child in her arms. “The mother kept screaming, ‘Please help my son. Get him the ambulance,'” the newspaper quoted Donna Destefano. “It was devastating to see a mother cradling her child like that.”
A father and his 6-year-old son were killed Sunday, Sept. 30, 2012 in a two-car crash near the Middletown-Holmdel border, authorities said.
Howell man charged in crash that killed police officer
Police found a man’s body at the bottom of the cliffs at Rockefeller Lookout in Englewood Cliffs on Sunday, June 24. They say passersby spotted a cane and walker at the cliffs and became concerned that someone had jumped or…
Teaneck police Officer John Abraham was killed on Sunday, Oct. 24, 2010 when his patrol car struck a utility pole. Hours earlier, Abraham had saved the life of an elderly man choking on a piece of steak.
By Tucker Cummings
Tragedy struck a family in Lakewood after a toddler fell into a septic tank and drowned.
Marina Matias contacted authorities around 5 pm on March 12 to report that her 2-year old child, identified to the press only as J.C., had gone missing. Just hours after placing the call, the child was found dead in the tank.
BLOOMFIELD – A popular Bloomfield High School soccer player was killed late on Saturday, Sept. 29, 2012 when the Honda Civic in which she was riding collided with a Chevy Camaro at the corner of Broughton Avenue and Walter Street in Bloomfield, police said.
Paramedics took Christina Lembo, 16, to University Hospital in Newark, where she died a short time later.
Crash into Route 80 sound barrier kills woman, injures her fiancé
A single-engine plane crashed on Tuesday, Dec. 20, 2011 on Interstate 287 in Harding Township. Five people and a dog aboard the plane were killed, according to published reports.
WAYNE — Township police and county investigators are trying to determine what caused a car driven by a young Park Ridge man to veer into oncoming traffic setting off a crash that resulted in his death.