Paterson councilman Velez was involved in fatal Route 46 crash | Paterson Times

Paterson councilman Velez was involved in fatal Route 46 crash


Councilman Luis Velez was involved in a fatal motor vehicle crash on Route 46 East on Monday afternoon.

Velez’s vehicle struck 59-year-old Fetije Lickollari of Garfield on Route 46 East near Industrial Avenue in Teterboro at around 3:32 p.m.

Lickollari was trying to cross Route 46 when she was struck by the vehicle traveling east on Route 46, according to Moonachie Police.

First responders arrived at the scene and found the woman deceased.

Images from the scene shows the front of Velez’s Chrysler vehicle badly damaged. He is seen at the scene speaking to investigators.

Velez remained at the scene and cooperated with the investigators. He is not accused of any wrongdoing, said police chief Richard Behrens.

Cause of the crash remains under investigation and no charges have been filed, said the chief.

“I am deeply saddened for the death of the pedestrian that was involved in this tragic accident,” said Velez on late Tuesday. “I have fully cooperated with investigators as they review the incident.”

Updated 5:12 p.m.

  • MarquinhoGaucho

    see if his cell phone was in use at the time of the crash

  • John

    You haters should be hating on this POS Mayor we now have. Shootings threw the roof.

  • MarquinhoGaucho

    for sure

  • J. Brown.

    Florio can't help him out on this one

  • Ablej

    If he was white I would say he is a pillar of community and we can't destroy his life for a mistake he committed. But in the end he is Hispanic garbage who has to be shown a lesson because in the end it is in their nature. Is what the judge might say

  • John

    Am sure the mayors happy