Essex County Prosecutor Robert D. Laurino today announced that Richard Figueroa, 24, of Belleville was struck and killed this morning in Bloomfield in the area of Watsessing and Bloomfield Avenues.
Figueroa was pronounced dead at 12:48 p.m. The preliminary investigation has revealed that the vehicle that struck the pedestrian may have had a mechanical malfunction. The car was a new Honda. No charges have been filed at this time. The matter is being investigated by the Essex County Prosecutor’s Vehicular Homicide Unit and the Bloomfield Police Department.
No more details are available at this time.