North Plainfield Police Department Press Release: March 29, 2020
Chief William Parenti
North Plainfield Police Chief William Parenti announced that the North Plainfield Police Department,in conjunction with the Somerset County Prosecutor’s Office Collision Analysis Reconstruction Team, is investigating a fatal motor vehicle accident in the borough. At 9:54 PM, the North Plainfield Police Department was notified of a motor vehicle accident involving a pedestrian on Route 22 at West End Ave., North Plainfield. Responding police units found that a pedestrian, had been struck on the highway and suffered fatal injuries.
It appears that the pedestrian was traveling across the highway from North to South and was struck by a vehicle traveling east.
Driver : Joseph F Mallare, Elizabeth, NJ Age 54.
Pedestrian: Franklin Caiza, North Plainfield, NJ Age 33.
The North Plainfield Fire Department and JFK Paramedics responded. Chief Parenti said the investigation is still active and on-going. Chief Parenti urges anyone with information to contact the North Plainfield Police Department at 908-769-2937, and request to speak to Traffic Safety Sergeant Kardos or Detective Rogers, or the Somerset County Prosecutor’s Office Tips Line at 1-888-577-8477.