Police & Fire

Paterson Dunkin Donuts Owner Struck and Killed by Vehicle

eec035bfd7b5b5a6711a_mini_magick20171117-89398-1myrj2a.jpg
eec035bfd7b5b5a6711a_mini_magick20171117-89398-1myrj2a.jpg

PATERSON, NJ – The owner of the Dunkin Donuts on Route 20 was struck and killed by a vehicle on the premises on Thursday.

According to reports, Jose Furtado, 65, of Haledon, was struck by a van driven by a 59 year-old Paterson man at approximately 7:02 p.m. Neither the driver of the van, nor a 15-year old occupant, were injured in the accident.

Furtado has been identified as the store’s owner by witnesses familiar with the victim.

Sign Up for E-News

Upon their arrival Paterson police and paramedics found Furtado with serious injuries and transported him to Saint Joseph’s Medical Center in Paterson where he was pronounced dead at 7:46 p.m.

No criminal charges have been filed. The investigation remains open.

The Passaic County Prosecutor’s Office asks anyone with additional information about this incident to contact them at 1-877-370-PCPO or TIPS@passaiccountynj.org, or to contact the Paterson Police Department Traffic Bureau at 973-321-1112.

TAP Into Another Town's News:

You May Also Be Interested In

Sign Up for E-News

Paterson

Upcoming Events

Fri, February 23

Memorial Hall, Paterson

Cost Free Courses

Education

Sat, March 3, 12:00 PM

The Bethwood, Totowa

Have-A-Heart Tricky Tray

Food & Drink Giving Back

City Council Candidate to Voters: Let Your Voice Be Heard

February 20, 2018

Dear Editor:

It is very important for the citizens of Paterson to participate in local city-wide elections because elected officials can help determine the economic, educational and social well-being of entire communities. For example, two very important tasks of city council members include making laws and allocating money.

Elected officials are the gatekeepers for millions of dollars in ...

Dreams for Service Dog for Autistic Montville Resident Become Reality

February 22, 2018

MONTVILLE, NJ - Faith Stanley, a Towaco resident and a single mother of four boys, sought help for her youngest son, Joey, who is almost three years old and diagnosed with autism. Amazingly enough, Faith found the help she needed!

Due to the generosity and help of so many people, Faith has managed to reach her goal of raising ...

Paterson Hosts Statewide Event as National El Sistema Leader

February 22, 2018

PATERSON—On March 10, nearly 300 students from seven New Jersey immersive ensemble music learning programs will converge in Paterson for the 4th annual Fiddlefest and Falala Festival. A day of music making and a celebration of culture and community for both the students and their families, the festival features the Paterson-based program Paterson Music Project (PMP), in addition to the New ...

How to Talk with Kids About the Florida Shooting

February 15, 2018

The tragedy of the Florida school shooting is devastating, leaving 17 killed and 15 injured. Our children can easily identify with what occurred yesterday. It will be the topic of conversation today in schools everywhere. School administrators are doing all they can to provide support and guidance. The shootings affect children, teachers, and school personnel. The school shooting ...