FORT LEE — The Attorney General’s Office of Public Integrity and Accountability is investigating a deadly crash that occurred in Fort Lee, N.J., on October 17, 2022, involving a Port Authority Police Department (PAPD) officer in a marked PAPD patrol vehicle.
PAPD Officer Miguel Correa was responding to a non-emergency call, without lights and sirens, at approximately 5:45 a.m., traveling east on Bruce Reynolds Blvd. As the officer entered the intersection at Lemoine Avenue, an electric motorcycle traveling north on Lemoine Avenue, operated by Fredy Rolando Quevedo, collided with the officer’s car. Mr. Quevedo was transported to Englewood Hospital and was pronounced deceased at 6:27 a.m.
A 2019 law, P.L. 2019, c. 1, requires the Attorney General’s Office to conduct investigations of a person’s death that occurs during an encounter with a law enforcement officer acting in the officer’s official capacity or while the decedent is in custody. It requires that all such investigations be presented to a grand jury to determine if the evidence supports the return of an indictment against the officer or officers involved.
The investigation is ongoing and no further information is being released at this time.