Jersey City mall stabbing: Two injured in fight at JC Penney store

JERSEY CITY — Two people were killed in a violent crash on Tonnelle Avenue early Sunday morning. 

The northbound lanes of the busy roadway remained closed to traffic between Manhattan Avenue and North Street as of 9 a.m. while authorities investigated the wreck. The crash occurred sometime around 3 a.m. 

3 injured in stabbing at Jersey City mall

Officials with the Hudson County Prosecutor’s Office confirmed two people died. No additional information was immediately available. 

2 Killed In Crash, 2 Stabbed At Mall This Weekend In Jersey City

Avoid the area of Tonnelle Avenue between Manhattan Avenue and North Street in Jersey City. Hudson County Regional Fatal Collision Unit on the scene investigating a double fatality.

A white vehicle flipped over on its roof and a small red car jumped the curb, hit a telephone pole and came to a stop against a building. 

Children’s toys and a stroller were among the wreckage. Police at the scene threw a yellow ball across the street as they cleaned up the debris.

No information was available about the victims, but sources said those killed were young adults. 

The year is off to a deadly start on Jersey City roads. Five people have now been killed in four crashes since Jan. 18. Three of those wrecks were hit-and-run crashes. 

Jersey City announced Friday it is adopting a “Vision Zero” policy in an effort to eliminate deaths and serious injuries on the roads. 

Caitlin Mota may be reached at [email protected] Follow her on Twitter @caitlin_mota. Find The Jersey Journal on Facebook.

Two people were killed in a violent wreck, and two people were stabbed at a mall during a tragic weekend in Jersey City, police said. A stroller and toys were reportedly found on the roadway near the crash.

The Hudson County Prosecutor’s Office said two people were killed in a car wreck at 3 a.m. on Tonnelle Avenue early Sunday morning.

The northbound lanes of the roadway were closed between Manhattan Avenue and North Street for at least 6 hours after the wreck. At least two cars collided, and one car overturned.

The identities of the victims were not immediately available, and it’s not known if there were any other injuries.

Children’s toys and a stroller were found nearby, nj.com reported, and police at the scene threw a yellow ball across the street as they cleaned up the debris. Sources told the publication those killed were young adults.

Police in Jersey City, meanwhile, were investigating two stabbings at the Newport Centre Mall. The incident happened around 7:30 p.m. on Saturday.

Jersey City Police said two young adults suffered non-life-threatening injuries, and were taken to Jersey City Medical Center.

“I seen the cops running toward the crowd, but everybody split up coming from JCPenney,” witness Alqu Eddy told CBS2’s Lisa Rozner.

Merchandise was left a mess and blood stains could be seen on the floor of the bedding section, according to CBS2.

Here are video reports of the mall stabbing and the crash, which include the 911 calls following the mall incident:

Patch welcomes contributions and comments from our users. We strive for civil, enlightened discussions on Patch stories and local issues. Please abide by our posting standards:

Users who violate our posting rules will have their comments blocked or deleted. Users who flagrantly violate our standards can be banned at the moderator’s discretion.


Posted in Jersey City