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UPDATE: River Dell Student Killed in Route 4 Pedestrian Accident

Police say 17-year-old hit by a vehicle near Hackensack Avenue.

UPDATE: River Dell Student Killed in Route 4 Pedestrian Accident

A 17-year-old  Oradell youth killed on Route 4 late Saturday was a senior at River Dell High School, River Dell Schools’ superintendent confirmed Sunday.

The teen, whose name was not released, was fatally struck by a car near  Hackensack Avenue around 11 p.m., authorities said. 

Officers rushed to a report of a person hit on the highway's westbound lanes and found the teen, police said. The teenager was pronounced dead at the scene. 

The vehicle involved remained at the scene and witnesses gave statements to investigators, according to the Bergen County Police Department, who are investigating the crash.  

“It is a tragic loss that remains under investigation by Bergen County authorities,” River Dell Superintendent of Schools Patrick Fletcher said in a statement. “We have mobilized district personnel as well as personnel from neighboring school districts to be available to students, staff and the community who may need counseling.”

Police blocked Route 4 westbound for about three hours, causing extensive traffic delays into Teaneck. No other injuries were reported. 

First published Sunday, 1:16 a.m.; updated 4:15 p.m.

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