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Woman charged in crash that killed pedestrian, injured bicyclist in Morris County

PEQUANNOCK TOWNSHIP, NJ (Morris County) – A Morris County woman has been charged in connection with a fatal motor vehicle crash that occurred on June 11 in Pequannock Township, Morris County Prosecutor Robert J. Carroll said Saturday.

Maria Oliveri, 35, of Riverdale was charged on September 9 with one count of second-degree vehicular homicide, assault by auto, and several motor vehicle offenses, Carroll said.

On June 11, at around 8:23 a.m., police responded to the scene of a motor vehicle collision involving a motor vehicle, a pedestrian, and a bicyclist in the area of 157 Boulevard, Carroll said.

The investigation revealed that a Mitsubishi Mirage operated by Oliveri had allegedly been traveling north in the southbound lane of travel on the Boulevard when it struck a female bicyclist and a female pedestrian, Carroll said.

The 55-year-old pedestrian was pronounced dead at the scene and the 32-year-old bicyclist suffered bodily injuries, Carroll said.

Members of the Pequannock Township Police Department, Morris County Sheriff’s Office Crime Scene Investigation Unit, and the Morris County Prosecutor’s Office Major Crimes Unit assisted in the investigation.

Anyone with information related to this investigation, is encouraged to call the Major Crimes Unit of the Morris County Prosecutor’s Office at 973-285-6200, or the Pequannock Township Police Department at 973-835-1700.

Jay Edwards

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