2015 News Release

June 19, 2015

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New Jersey Trooper Dies in Off Duty Accident

Ridgefield Boro, Bergen County - It is with deep regret that we announce the passing of Trooper Glenny Almonte #7358, 28 years old.  Trooper Almonte was involved in a motor vehicle accident at approximately 1:45 a.m. on Friday, June 19, on the New Jersey Turnpike.

At the time of the accident, Almonte was in a personal vehicle and off duty.  The preliminary investigation indicates that the silver Honda Accord driven by Almonte was traveling southbound when it struck a curb and guiderail by the Vince Lombardi service area after which it ended up in the path of a southbound tractor trailer.  The truck hit the driver’s side of the Honda.  Rescue crews from Ridgefield Fire Department extricated Almonte and he was transported to Hackensack University Medical Center by Ridgefield EMS.  Trooper Almonte was pronounced at the hospital shortly after 2:30 a.m. 

Trooper Glenny Almonte was a member of the 152nd State Police Class that graduated the academy on October 4, 2013.  Trooper Almonte was assigned to Totowa Station where he served as a general duty trooper. 

This accident is being investigated by the New Jersey State Police Fatal Accident Unit, Crime Scene Investigation Unit, and personnel from Newark Station.

“The loss of Trooper Glenny Almonte saddens the entire State Police family.  We are offering support to Trooper Almonte’s loved ones as well as to all of our employees touched by this tragedy,” said Colonel Rick Fuentes, Superintendent.

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