NORTH BERGEN — Police officers and community members have donated thousands of dollars to a funeral fund for a township police officer who died in a weekend accident on his way to work.
As of Monday afternoon, more than $31,000 had been raised to help the family of North Bergen police officer Julio Noriega rest the 28-year-old.
Noriega was pronounced dead at a local hospital following Saturday morning’s crash in North Bergen involving Noriega’s personal Honda and a garbage truck.
The accident near the intersection of 41st Street and Tonnelle Avenue also started a fire.
On Monday, no further details were released about potential factors in the collision.
Noriega worked for the department from 2015 as a communications officer, before being sworn in as an officer in January 2019.
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