Riverdale Woman Charged in Connection with Fatal Crash in Pequannock

Published on September 17, 2022

Morris County Prosecutor Robert J. Carroll, Chief of Detectives Christoph K. Kimker, and Pequannock Township Police Chief Daniel Comune announce that Maria Oliveri, age 35, of Riverdale, New Jersey, has been charged in connection with a fatal motor vehicle crash that occurred in Pequannock Township on June 11, 2022.

At approximately 8:23 a.m. on June 11, 2022, law enforcement officers were dispatched to the scene of a motor vehicle collision involving a motor vehicle, a pedestrian, and a bicyclist in the area of 157 Boulevard in Pequannock Township. The investigation revealed that a Mitsubishi Mirage operated by Maria Oliveri had been traveling north in the southbound lane of travel on the Boulevard when it struck a female bicyclist and a female pedestrian.

The pedestrian, age 55, was pronounced deceased at the scene. The bicyclist, age 32, sustained bodily injuries as a result of the collision.

Following further investigation, Oliveri was charged with one count of second-degree Vehicular Homicide and one count of disorderly persons Assault by Auto on September 9, 2022. Oliveri has also been charged with a number of motor vehicle offenses.

Members of the Pequannock Township Police Department, Morris County Sheriff’s Office Crime Scene Investigation Unit, and the Morris County Prosecutor’s Office Major Crimes Unit all took part in this investigation.

If anyone has any information related to this investigation, they are encouraged to call the Major Crimes Unit of the Morris County Prosecutor’s Office at 973-285-6200, or the Pequannock Township Police Department at 973-835-1700.

A criminal complaint is merely an accusation. Despite this accusation, this Defendant is presumed innocent unless and until he has been proven guilty beyond a reasonable doubt in a court of law.

Inquiries concerning this release should be directed to [email protected].            



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