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Officer's Fatal One-Vehicle Crash Still Under Investigation

The Star-Leger via YellowBrix

November 12, 2010

TEANECK, NJ – Investigators have yet to determine what caused a single-car crash that killed a police officer in northern New Jersey.

Officer John Abraham’s patrol car slammed into a utility pole across the street from Teaneck police headquarters early in the morning on Oct. 25.

The 37-year-old was working a double shift.

Investigators have ruled out mechanical failure.

Police said Abraham’s computer revealed that he had run a license plate number shortly before he crashed. But the out-of-state plate was not on file and Police Chief Robert Wilson says Abraham might have mistyped the number.

An assistant prosecutor told The Record newspaper it’s still not clear when the plate number was entered.

Previous Coverage:

A Teaneck police officer died following a one-vehicle accident, according to a report on News 12 New Jersey.

John Abraham’s cruiser struck a utility pole near police headquarters on Teaneck Road between Holland Terrace and Bennett Street around 2 a.m, the report said. He was taken to Holy Name Hospital before being pronounced dead this morning.

The 37-year-old married father of a 5-year-old son had been on the force since 1994.

The cause of the crash is under investigation. Police said Abraham wasn’t responding to a call at the time of the crash, but his computer showed he was checking some license plate numbers just before the accident.


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    revCCBeasley

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    R.I.P

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    Jonas

    almost 4 years ago

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    Rest In Peace Officer Abraham.

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    rsironron

    almost 4 years ago

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    Rest in Peace my brother, God bless your family, friends and co-workers.

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    deputy5

    almost 4 years ago

    30 Comments

    God bless Officer Abraham and his family.

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    bluedreamer90

    almost 4 years ago

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    RIP officer Abraham
    God bless you and your family

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    djs2v

    almost 4 years ago

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    RIP Officer Abraham

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    Irishcop1961

    almost 4 years ago

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    Rest in Peace Officer Abraham.

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    HEYSARGE

    almost 4 years ago

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    RIP

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    yankeefan1981

    almost 4 years ago

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    RIP

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    npd783

    almost 4 years ago

    1156 Comments

    Rest in Peace Brother, And may God be with the family.

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