• May 09, 2023

Silverio Mazzella Killed in Garbage Truck Accident in Pequannock Twp., NJ

Pequannock Township, NJ — May 8, 2023, Silverio Mazzella was killed due to a garbage truck accident at around 5:18 a.m. along Route 23.

According to preliminary information provided by Morris County officials, the crash took place off the corner of the Route 23 and Alexander Avenue intersection.

Silverio Mazzella Killed in Garbage Truck Accident in Pequannock Twp., NJ

Authorities reported that 57-year-old Silverio Mazzella was in an SUV that was traveling along the highway. Police say that a garbage truck approaching Mazzella's vehicle failed to control speed and crashed into the back of the SUV. This caused the vehicles to catch fire.

Mazzella was apparently removed from the wreckage, but Mazzella's injuries ultimately proved fatal. No other injuries were confirmed.

At this time, authorities allege that surveillance footage showed the truck driver on his cellphone. They currently report pending charges for reckless vehicular homicide against the truck driver. No further information is available at this time.


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