On-duty officer killed in single-car crash in NJ

PATERSON, N.J. — An on-duty police officer died Sunday after he was involved in a car crash in New Jersey, authorities said.

Police responded to motor vehicle collision that occurred shortly before 11 a.m. at 150 Getty Ave. in Paterson.

When emergency responders arrived, they discovered that Officer Tamby Yagan, who was behind the wheel of a marked patrol unit, had been involved in a crash with a parked vehicle, the Passaic County Prosecutor’s office said.

He was taken to the hospital where he later died from his injuries, authorities said.

Yagan was the only person involved in the crash, according to authorities. No other injuries were reported.

Anyone with additional information about this incident to contact the Passaic County Prosecutor’s Office at 1-877-370-PCPO or tips@passaiccountynj.org.