Newspaper article The Record (Bergen County, NJ)

Morning Accident in New Milford Leaves One Dead

Newspaper article The Record (Bergen County, NJ)

Morning Accident in New Milford Leaves One Dead

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One man is dead after a morning accident on Madison Avenue in New Milford, authorities said.

Jose Tumaneng, 68, of Dumont died at the scene of the accident, said Det. Sgt. Kevin Van Saders.

The BMW 525i came from Boulevard, where it had already been involved in an accident. It struck a telephone pole on Madison Avenue near the intersection of Charles Street. Officers arrived on scene to find Tumaneng trapped and unresponsive, Van Saders said.

Crossing guard Bob Sofia, who made the 911 call, saw the whole thing from his post on the corner of Madison Avenue and Boulevard, where the light was red as the car approached.

"The black BMW came down going south on Boulevard when he hit two vehicles. He pushed them into the middle of the intersection after he hit them," Sofia said. "He made a right turn on Madison, going west on Madison going at a high speed. …

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