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Pedestrian struck, killed on Route 15 in Morris County

JEFFERSON TOWNSHIP, NJ (Morris County) – A pedestrian was struck and killed Monday afternoon in Morris County.

The crash happened at around 2:13 p.m. at the intersection of Route 15 North and Taylor Road, according to Jefferson Township Captain Robert Bush.

Wilson Noriega, 78, of Jefferson Township was struck by a motor vehicle travelling north on Route 15 and suffered fatal injuries, Bush said.

This crash resulted in the closure of Route 15 North for several hours, Bush said.

The crash remains under investigation, Bush said.

Anyone with information on the crash is urged to contact Traffic Safety Officer Charles Paskas of the Jefferson Twp. Police Dept. at 973-208-6159 or email

Jefferson Township police were assisted at the scene by the Morris County Sheriff’s Dept., Morris County Prosecutors Office Vehicular Homicide Response Team, Jefferson Twp. Fire Dept. Co #2.  Jefferson Twp. Dept. Of Emergency Management, and the New Jersey Dept. of Transportation.

Jay Edwards

Born and raised in Northwest NJ, Jay has a degree in Communications and has had a life-long interest in local radio and various styles of music. Jay has held numerous jobs over the years such as stunt car driver, bartender, voice-over artist, traffic reporter (award winning), NY Yankee maintenance crewmember and peanut farm worker. His hobbies include mountain climbing, snowmobiling, cooking, performing stand-up comedy and he is an avid squirrel watcher. Jay has been a guest on America’s Morning Headquarters,program on The Weather Channel, and was interviewed by Sam Champion.

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