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82-year-old Paterson woman killed in Memorial Drive crash

By Jonathan Greene
Published: December 30, 2020


A city woman was struck and killed in a motor vehicle crash on Memorial Drive on Tuesday afternoon, according to the Passaic County Prosecutor’s Office.

82-year-old Mary Bitner, a pedestrian, was struck by a 2012 Toyota Corolla on Memorial Drive and Broadway at around 3:01 p.m.

Authorities said the vehicle was being operated by 21-year-old Alyssa Lorenzo of Paterson. She was traveling southbound on Memorial Drive towards Van Houten Street when she allegedly struck by Bitner.

Lorenzo remained at the scene and provided a valid driver’s license, police said.

Bitner was rushed to Saint Joseph’s University Medical Center. She was pronounced dead at 5:35 p.m.

The incident remains under investigation. No charges have been filed.

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