Union City man charged in fatal Jersey City crash

first_img ×CHARGES FILED IN TONNELLE AVENUE DEATHS — Alex Torres, 31, of Union City, surrendered to authorities after being charged with death by auto from a Feb. 11 crash on Tonnelle Avenue in Jersey City CHARGES FILED IN TONNELLE AVENUE DEATHS — Alex Torres, 31, of Union City, surrendered to authorities after being charged with death by auto from a Feb. 11 crash on Tonnelle Avenue in Jersey City JERSEY CITY – Alex Torres, 31, of Union City, surrendered to members of the Hudson County Regional Fatal Collision Unit on March 20, and has been charged with two counts of death by auto, two counts of causing death or injury while driving on a suspended license, and three counts of assault by auto, for his involvement in a Feb. 11 crash in Jersey City that killed two Union City residents.He was scheduled for a court hearing on March 22.Hudson County Prosecutor Esther Suarez credited the newly formed Hudson County Regional Fatal Collision Unit with the investigation and arrest, as well as the Jersey City Police Department for assisting in the investigation.On Feb. 11 at approximately 3:20 a.m., the Jersey City Police Department responded to a report of a vehicle collision in the area of 608 Tonnelle Avenue in Jersey City between Manhattan Avenue and North Street. Responding Jersey City police officers found an overturned white 2006 Honda Accord in the northbound lanes of the roadway and a second vehicle, a red 2006 Toyota Corolla, located nearby on the sidewalk of the northbound lanes.The initial investigation showed that there were two fatalities who were passengers in the red vehicle. The first victim was a male, later identified as Mario Guevara, 25, of Union City. The second victim was a female, later identified as Heather Acosta, 24, of Union City. The two victims were pronounced dead at the scene shortly after 4:10 a.m. In addition, there was a driver and passenger in the red vehicle and also a driver and additional passenger in the white vehicle. All were transported to Jersey City Medical Center by Emergency Medical Services for treatment of their non-life-threatening injuries.last_img

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