S.I. teen killed in car crash


By Anthony J. Machcinski

A Sunday afternoon drive turned deadly on Route 280 eastbound when a Chevy Cobalt collided with a Toyota Camry. The accident occurred in the section of 280 a mile west of Exit 17A on the Kearny/Harrison border.

As a result of the accident, a 19-year-old Staten Island woman was killed and four others were taken to University Hospital in Newark.

Details relating to the cause the accident as of The Observer’s press time were limited. The accident is still under investigation by State Police.

The accident stopped traffi c for several hours, shutting Route 280 eastbound down to just one lane. Route 280 westbound was kept open.

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