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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.

susan okeefe September 26, 2012 at 09:02 PM
And an other note to kathy!!! you need toget the facts !!!!my son for your information didnt have a phone call or text come into his phone .my son was a very cautious driver!!!! so keep your stupid thoughts to your self because your wrong!
susan okeefe September 26, 2012 at 09:05 PM
thank you to all the support that i have been getting . its unbelievable the out pouring of support.and as for those who speculate well thats just what your doing.i think you owe an apology to me because i do know what happened and those of you do not!!
John Davies October 02, 2012 at 06:00 PM
Please read carefully and you will notice that Kathy did not say anything at all about Devin O'Keefe or his driving. She was commenting on the topic raised by the remarks made by others about the fact that people drive too fast on Valley Road. Then, she spoke about her own observations of other drivers. She never said a thing about Mr. O'Keefe.
Patty Voglino October 12, 2012 at 12:52 PM
It's terrible that a young man died. My heart goes out to his mother. I myself live on Valley Road and I have always compared it to Rt. 80. I hate it with a passion.
Patty Voglino October 12, 2012 at 01:37 PM
So sad that a young man lost his life. My heart goes out to his mother. I live on Valley Rd. and hate it w a passion. I have always compared it to Rt. 80.


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