Death of elderly man in single vehicle crash being investigated

| 10 Feb 2022 | 09:28

    Passaic County Prosecutor Camelia M. Valdes and West Milford Police Chief James DeVore announced that at approximately 8:15 a.m., on Tuesday February 8, 2022, police responded to the area of Lakeshore Drive in the Township of West Milford in response to a motor vehicle crash.

    Officers located a 2005 Nissan Frontier that had struck a utility pole. The driver, Gary Bartholomew, 77 years old, of Hewitt, New Jersey was pronounced deceased at the scene. There were no other vehicles or parties involved.

    The investigation remains active and ongoing. More information will be released once it becomes available.The Passaic County Prosecutor’s Office asks anyone with additional information about this incident to contact us on our tips line at 1-877-370-PCPO or tips@passaiccountynj.org or to contact the West Milford Police Department at (973) 728-4210.For media inquiries concerning this case, contact Chief Assistant Prosecutor Julie Serfess of the Passaic County Prosecutor’s Office at jserfess@passaiccountynj.org or at (973) 837-7718.

    Officers located a 2005 Nissan Frontier that had struck a utility pole. The driver, Gary Bartholomew, 77 years old, of Hewitt, New Jersey was pronounced deceased at the scene.