TETERBORO, NJ -- The Bergen County Prosecutor’s Office and the Moonachie Police Department are requesting the public's assistance regarding a hit-and-run collision which resulted in a pedestrian sustaining fatal injuries.
According to a press release from the Bergen County Prosecutor's Office, at approximately 5:50 am on Friday, January 5, the Moonachie Police Department received a report of a pedestrian lying in the roadway on Route 46 East, near the intersection of Industrial Avenue. Upon arriving at the scene, officers observed a deceased male victim lying in the roadway. The victim’s injuries were consistent with having been struck by a motor vehicle. The victim, later identified as Brian P. Rossi of Teaneck, was pronounced dead at the scene. Evidence indicates that the victim was struck by more than one vehicle, all of which fled the scene traveling eastbound on Route 46.
The crash investigation had closed Route 46 East from Green Street to the Little Ferry border. Local motorists were advised to avoid the Terrace Avenue North entrance in Hasbrouck Heights due to the heavy traffic and the investigation, according to the Hasbrouck Heights Police Department.
Anyone with information regarding this hit and run collision is requested to contact the Bergen County Prosecutor’s Office Fatal Accident Investigation Unit at 201-226-5595, or the Moonachie Police Department at 201-641-9100. All calls will remain confidential.