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Rt15 N & BVR Fatal
Release Date: January 27, 2019

Jefferson Twp. Police Department

News Release





Date of Incident:    January 26, 2019               


Date of Release:       January 28, 2019            


Prepared by:  Sgt. Joseph Kratzel


Approved by:                                




On January 26, 2019 approximately 5:36pm Cpl. Cannarozzi responded to a struck pedestrian on Route 15 North and Berkshire Valley Road.  


Cpl. Cannarozzi?s on-scene investigation revealed Anne Belcastro, 64, of Lake Hopatcong was crossing Route 15 North, just north of Berkshire Valley Road, when she was struck by a motor vehicle operated by Thomas Redburn, 47, of Andover. Mrs. Belcastro was transported to Saint Clares Hospital Dover Campus, where she was pronounced dead.


Preliminary investigation by Detective Sudak and Cpl. Cannarozzi revealed Mrs. Belcastro was a passenger in a motor vehicle stopped at the Berkshire Valley Road and Route 15 North intersection when she exited the vehicle and walked in a westerly direction across Route 15 North when she was struck. The motor vehicle had a green light.


This matter is still under investigation by the Morris County Prosecutor?s Office, Jefferson Township Traffic Safety and Detective Bureau.


The following agencies assisted in this matter, Jefferson Township Fire Dept. Company #2, Milton First Aid Squad, Jefferson Township OEM, Morris County Office Prosecutor?s Office, Morris County Sheriff?s Office CIS, Picatinny Arsenal Police Department and New Jersey Department of Transportation.    




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Note: All individuals charged with a crime are presumed innocent until found guilty in a court of law. 




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