UPDATED: Man, 22, Killed in Valley Road Accident
Park Ridge man was pronounced dead at the scene of the two-car crash Wednesday night.
A 22-year-old man was killed in a two-vheicle crash on Valley Road shortly before 9 p.m. Wednesday night, Wayne Police said.
The man was identified as Devin Okeefe, of Park Ridge, who was traveling North on Valley Road when his 1998 Acura crossed over to the southbound lane and crashed into a BMW, Sgt. Joseph Duncan said in a statement issued by the police department’s Traffic Bureau Thursday morning.
Paramedics from St. Joseph's Hospital and the Wayne First Aid Squad rendered aid to Okeefe, but he died from his injuries at the scene, Duncan said.
A doctor from St. Joseph's Hospital in Paterson pronounced Okeefe dead at the scene, Duncan said.
The driver of the BMW, Dominick Capone, 20, of Woodland Park, was taken to St. Joseph's Hospital and treated for minor injuries, police said.
The accident occurred between Ratzer Road and Hamburg Turnpike near the Ramapo Shopping Plaza. Glass was spread across Valley Road. Airbags in the two vehicles were deployed.
Part of Valley Road was closed to traffic Wednesday night while the accident was being investigated.
The Passaic County Prosecutor's Office and the traffic bureau are investigating the crash.
Anyone who may have witnessed the crash should contact the traffic bureau at 973-633-3520.