Police Release Details on Lincoln Ave. Man, 86, Killed in Crash

Frederick Rizkalla suffered from an undisclosed medical episode prior to crashing.

Editor's Note: The following uses information from a press release from the Cranford Police Department.

Frederick Rizkalla of Lincoln Avenue in Cranford, was driving northbound on Walnut Avenuearound 8:47a.m. on Nov. 29, in his 2008 Chevy Impala when he lost control of his vehicle and struck a tree. The 86-year-old died shortly thereafter at University Hospital in Newark.

The Cranford Police Department responded to a 9-1-1 call reporting a single car motor vehicle crash on Walnut Avenue near the intersection of Lenhome Drive South. The preliminary investigation revealed that Rizkalla suffered from a medical episode prior to crashing. Members of the Cranford Police, Fire, and EMS treated Rizkalla on scene.  

A follow-up investigation is being conducted by the Cranford Police Traffic Division. Anyone with additional information should contact Det. Russell Luedecker at (908) 709-7336. 


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James Morris4 December 01, 2012 at 04:06 AM
R.i.p. Freddie thank for the life lesson and the laughs you gave me and all who knew you. Look for my brother in Heaven let him know I am good. god bless your wife. the Morris family prays for her and the rest of the rizzkalla family. James Morris b.g.s
Camilo H. Smith December 01, 2012 at 07:24 AM
James, Thanks for sharing that message here.
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