At about 10:50 a.m., police responded to the area of 150 Getty Avenue in Paterson in response to a vehicle collision.
The Passaic County Prosecutor says Officer Tamby Yagan was driving a marked patrol unit when it collided with a parked vehicle.
Officer Yagan was responding to a call when he swerved and crossed the double yellow line. He was the only person involved in the crash and was pronounced dead at Saint Joseph's Regional Medical Center. No one else was injured.
Right Now Just before 11am an on duty #Paterson Police Officer was driving on Getty Ave when, for some reason, he crashed into a parked car. His car is on the left. Officer died from his injuries. Authorities have not released his name. @ABC7NY #newjersey pic.twitter.com/F5jYNGxyUO— Kemberly Richardson (@kemrichardson7) April 22, 2018
The cause of the crash remains under investigation.
Officer Yagan is divorced and has a small child.
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