⚪ Woman struck, killed by garbage truck in Newark

⚪ The 41-year-old victim was lying on the ground when hit

⚪ Truck was emptying a dumpster, police say

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.

Clinton Avenue, Newark (Google Maps)
Clinton Avenue, Newark (Google Maps)

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.

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