FAIR LAWN, NJ - It was a Paramus resident who was found deceased in the SUV she was driving after yesterday's crash at the intersection of Fair Lawn Avenue and Saddle River Road, police said.
Police did not say whether Cemile Akguc, 61, died as a result of the crash, but did say "the crash is not considered suspicious at this time."
The victim was driving a 2019 Jeep Grand Cherokee that, according to police, had struck a telephone pole and the traffic control box for the intersection while traveling south on Saddle River Road approaching Fair Lawn Avenue. The Jeep then drove through the intersection, traveled into a fence and then stopped after striking a tree.
The force of the Monday evening crash caused a section of the telephone pole to be thrown into the rear of a 2021 Mercedes-Benz that had been traveling west on Saddle River Road past Fair Lawn Avenue, police said. The force of the crash also caused the traffic control box to be thrown into a 2018 Toyota that was stopped at Fair Lawn Avenue. Both drivers were uninjured.
Fair Lawn Fire Department, Fair Lawn Heavy Rescue, Fair Lawn Volunteer Ambulance, Bergen County Prosecutor’s Office Fatal Crash Team and Bergen County Sheriff’s Department all responded to assist with the investigation and traffic closings.
Saddle River Road remains closed to traffic in the area of Fair Lawn Avenue at this time, police said. Fair Lawn Avenue is open for traffic traveling east into Paramus and west into town.