On Thursday morning, April 2, 2020, a 29-year-old Wayne woman struck a disabled dump truck from behind on Route 23 North near the Wayne Inn and died on the scene. 

The dump truck, a 2000 Ford F650 was being operated by Alexander Mendez, 39-years-old from Cliffside Park, New Jersey, when it became disabled on Route 23 North in that area. Shortly thereafter, the dump truck was struck from behind by a 2018 Chevrolet Trax, being operated by Ashley Miller, 29 years old of Wayne, New Jersey.

Miller was pronounced deceased at the scene. Mr. Mendez did not suffer any injuries, and remained at the scene of the collision.

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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 their tips line at 1-877-370-PCPO or tips@passaiccountynj.org or contact the Wayne Police Department at 973-694-0600.