Statement by Hudson County Sheriff Department: “At approximately 7:20 am this morning on the Marginal Highway adjacent to Rt-495 West Bound in Union City, NJ on the Weehawken border, a pedestrian female was struck and killed by a 2007 Kenworth Dump Truck while crossing the street. At this time investigators have not yet identified the victim, a female in her late 20s or early 30s.
The dump truck, which was driven by Jhobany Cruz, Age 40 of Philadelphia, was making the right turn on to the marginal highway from Pleasant Avenue. The female had the cross signal and the driver had a green light at the time. Mr. Cruz has a valid PA commercial driver’s license.
The truck is being weighed and inspected by the Sheriff’s Crash Investigation Unit and the Commercial Vehicle Inspection Unit of the Bergen County Sheriff’s Department to determine if there were any mechanical failures and if the truck was overloaded.
We do not believe speed or cell phone usage were a factor in the incident. Investigators are currently interviewing several witnesses and are viewing security footage in the area.
The crash is currently under investigation and no charges have been filed at this time.” – Hudson County Sheriff Frank Schillari