Bogota man dies in two-car crash on I-80 –

State police on Sunday were investigating the cause of an early morning crash that left one Bergen County man dead and several injured.
The two-car crash occurred at 2:41 a.m. on Interstate 80 west in Parsippany-Troy Hills near milepost 43.8, New Jersey State Police Sergeant Philip Curry said.
A preliminary investigation showed a Chevrolet Corvette was traveling north on Interstate 287 when it entered Interstate 80 via a westbound ramp. The Corvette was struck by a Lexus RX3, causing the driver of the Corvette to be ejected from the vehicle and sustain fatal injuries.
The driver of the Corvette was identified as Luis Ramirez-Cano, 29, of Bogota. He was pronounced dead at the scene. Police did not identify either passenger or the other driver.
The passenger in the Corvette was transported to Morristown Medical Center in critical condition, according to state police and the Morris County prosecutor’s office. The driver of the Lexus sustained minor injuries and refused medical attention, police said. The passenger of the Lexus sustained minor non-life-threatening injuries and was transported to Saint Clare’s hospital in Denville.
The Morris County Prosecutor’s Office said on Sunday it was notified by state police of the crash. The police investigation remains ongoing.
The Sunday morning accident marks the second time in four weeks that a person has died in a fatal crash on Route 80 near Parsippany Troy-Hills. Last month, a 21-year-old Dover man died in a single-car crash after veering off the road and striking a tree.
Cano is the 55th person to die in an automobile accident in New Jersey in 2023, according to the New Jersey State Police.
Fatal auto accidents have been on the rise in New Jersey in recent years, state data show. In 2022, 700 people died in automobile accidents across the state, up from 697 in 2021. Both years represent about a 20% increase from 2020.