Wayne man charged in fatal Paterson car crash | Paterson Times

Wayne man charged in fatal Paterson car crash


A Wayne man has been arrested and charged in the Paterson car crash that claimed the life of a 58-year-old man, according to the Passaic County Prosecutor’s Office.

Asante Cugliari, 22, was arrested on Wednesday. He has been charged with second-degree death by auto and third-degree strict liability vehicular homicide.

On August 9, Cugliari was allegedly driving a 2013 Hyundai Genesis in the area of 9th Avenue and East 26th Street. Gustavo Marte of Paterson was driving a 2008 Dodge Charger. Both vehicles collided at the intersection.

Marte died at the scene.

Cugliari remained at the scene.

Authorities began an investigation into the crash on August 9 that culminated in charges being filed against Cugliari.

Cugliari faces a maximum of 15 years in prison if found guilty.

  • John

    The writer of this article should win an award. Thabks for informing its readers why he was criminally charged. Not one word. Is this the new liberal America we have?

    • aLdo

      Cugliari was speeding, driving under the influence and failed to obey a stop sign. lol I had to look it up elsewhere

      • Eric B. McKenzie

        Well he should have been arrested immediately at the scene since they knew that and he remained at the scene. I agree with John something is wrong with this story and sounds like a clean up to a police mistake. The man died at the scene

  • aLdo

    Okay .. this is the dumbest article by far. He was charged but why ? No information, no explanation, no reason. The hell with it, lets charge him, skip court and take him to prison. FFS…hire a new author

  • HankMorgan

    He looks high as hell.


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