Off-duty firefighter killed in Jersey City car crash

JERSEY CITY, New Jersey (WABC) -- An off-duty Jersey City firefighter was killed in a two car crash that closed Paterson Plank Road.

The cars collided on Paterson Plank Road at Congress Street in Jersey City just after 2 a.m. Thursday.

Three others are being treated at Jersey City Medical Center.

The off-duty firefighter was not driving, and other people in his vehicle were injured.

The firefighter has been identified as Matt Nierstedt. The JCFD posted a photo tribute of him on their Facebook page:

Nierstedt had been with the Jersey City Fire Department for one year. He was one of 19 military veterans sworn into the fire department at the same time in a unique ceremony.

His father was a Jersey City Police Department captain and his uncle was a Jersey City Fire Department captain.
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