Police: Woman on Ground in Newark, NJ, Hit, Killed By Garbage Truck
NEWARK – A 41-year-old woman was struck and killed by a garbage truck emptying a dumpster early Wednesday, according to Acting Essex County Prosecutor Theodore Stephens.
Vitina Stern had been laying on the ground at the 100 block of Clinton Avenue around 4:28 a.m. at the time she was hit, Stephens said.
Newark police were called to the scene and Stern was pronounced dead within an hour.
A GoFundMe campaign was set up by Michelle Gleason, to raise money for funeral expenses.
According to the online campaign's summary, Stern was survived by a son and her own mother.
Anyone with information was asked to contact the Essex County Prosecutor’s Office tips line at 1-877-TIPS-4EC or 1-877-847-7432.
The investigation remained active on Thursday. No arrests had been made in connection with Stern's death.