Crash Victim's Toxicology Report Still Pending

Prosecutor said there are no 'obvious' signs 22-year-old Devin O'Keefe was intoxicated at the time of the accident.

Officials are waiting on a toxicology report from the state Medical Examiner’s office on a 22-year-old Park Ridge who was killed in a car accident last week.

Devin O'Keefe was killed in an accident on Valley Road last week when the Acura he was driving crossed over to the southbound lane and crashed into a BMW, Wayne Police said.

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.

Sumana Mitra, the senior assistant prosecutor in charge of vehicular homicide said that the Passaic County Prosecutor’s Office and the Wayne Police Department are still investigating the accident.

“We are waiting for the toxicology report and sometimes it takes a couple of months to get one,” Mitra said.

Mitra also said there was no “obvious” signs of that O'Keefe was intoxicated and that investigators are still trying to determine what caused the crash.

The driver of the BMW, Dominick Capone, 20, of Woodland Park, was taken to St. Joseph's Hospital and treated for minor injuries.

Anyone who may have witnessed the crash should contact the traffic bureau at 973-633-3520.

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susan okeefe September 26, 2012 at 08:51 PM
To all that are giving my family support,and prayers .Theres no words that can thank you enough.And for those of you who decideded to condem my son and do not know him,well i cant really put in words how ignorant you are.My son was NOT TEXTING,NOR DRINKING,AND WAS WEARING A SET BELT.!!!!A so just maybe you owe my family an apology and stop making an ass out of your self!I too have children who "sit in the back seat" and unfortunatly things happen for reasons that may never be known .but one day you may be in a situation and people will speculate like you.God bless your stupidity because you need it.!
Nancy Kay September 28, 2012 at 11:19 AM
Susan.. My deepest sympathy to your family and the loss of your son.. Do not use your emotions of these strangers but use your emotions on grief and sadness for your son and love for your family.. They too someday will feel pain... forget about them.. they mean nothing...


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