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UPDATE: Wallington Woman, 20, Killed In Crash 'Polite, Respectful, Helpful'

Emily Desbiens Photo Credit: FACEBOOK
The Bergen County Prosecutor's Fatal Accident Investigations Unit was probing the crash Photo Credit: Googlemaps

UPDATE: A 20-year-old Wallington woman was killed before dawn Sunday when her sedan ran up a utility pole guide wire and rolled over -- ejecting her through the window -- before landing on top of her, authorities said.

Loved ones and friends were shaken to hear that Emily Desbiens had died in the tragic accident.

"Emily Desbiens was one of our team managers up until her graduating," the Wallington High School football team posted on Facebook.

"She always had a smile, was polite and respectful and always helpful," the post says. "We send our condolences to her family and friends. We will always remember her and may she rest peacefully. God Bless Her."

A funeral Mass will be held Friday at Transfiguration Polish National Catholic Church in Wallington with interment to follow in East Ridgelawn Cemetery in Clifton. Visitation will be 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. Thursday, June 7, at the Warner-Wozniak Funeral Home in Wallington.


ALSO SEE: Members of William Paterson University's Delta Phi Epsilon sorority put their pain into words as they mourned sister Emily Desbiens of Wallington, who was killed in a weekend car crash just blocks from her home.


The Bergen County Prosecutor's Fatal Accident Investigations Unit was probing the crash, which occurred around 2:30 a.m. Sunday.

Her body was taken to the Bergen County Medical Examiner's Office for toxicology tests.

Desbiens, who was attending William Paterson University, apparently wasn't wearing a seatbelt when her 2006 Toyota Corolla ran up the guide wire on the opposite side of northbound Mount Pleasant Avenue moments after she'd made a left from eastbound Paterson Avenue, authorities said.

Desbiens was returning home after dropping friends off following a Luke Bryan concert at MetLife Stadium, a responder told Daily Voice.

Firefighters from Wallington and Carlstadt responded along with borough police.

The tragedy came as a shock to her entire hometown. Both those who knew Desbiens and those who didn't offered sympathies.

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