Passaic County Prosecutor Camelia M. Valdes and Wayne Police Chief Jack McNiff announced that at approximately 6:45 p.m. on Friday January 31, 2020, officers responded to the area of Route 23 North and the Royal Car Wash in the Township of Wayne in response to a pedestrian struck by a motor vehicle.

The motor vehicle, a 2018 Hyundai Tuscson was being operated by Danielle Cohen, 30 years old from Congers, New York, when she was traveling on Route 23 North at the time her vehicle struck the pedestrian, identified as 27 year old Gavino Salazar, of Pequannock, New Jersey. Mr. Salazar suffered serious injuries, and he was pronounced deceased at 7:32 p.m. Ms. Cohen remained at the scene of the collision.

No charges have been filed at this time, however this investigation remains active and ongoing. More information will be released once it becomes available.

The Passaic County Prosecutor’s Office asks anyone with additional information about this incident to contact us on our tips line at 1-877-370-PCPO or or contact the Wayne Police Department at 973-694-0600.