BOONTON — A GoFundMe account has been set up for Dominic F. Denegri, 29, Boonton, who died after being struck on Route 78 in Newark on Sunday morning by two separate vehicles, both vehicles did not stop.
Dominic F. Denegri, 29, Boonton, was outside a vehicle parked on the shoulder of the westbound side of the Interstate, near exit 55 for Lyons Avenue. Denegri was hit twice and killed and pronounced dead at 3:55 a.m., according to State Police spokesman Trooper Charles Marchan.
Marchan said the police did not know why he was out of his car at the time, and are looking for the drivers responsible. Descriptions of the vehicles involved had not yet been disclosed as of Sunday afternoon.
“Dominick was loved by so many people. Anyone that has ever made a connection with Dominick knew he was an amazing person both inside and out. Every single day he graced us with his beautiful smile and his one of a kind sense of humor. He was an amazing musician who knew how to bring fun and joy to all around him. But most importantly he was an incredible coworker and friend. His legacy will go on through his family and his music, and he will always be in our hearts. A beautiful soul gone too soon. All donations will be going to his family,” said Ashley Ryan , creator of a GoFundMe account setup for Dominick.
Marchan said there were people in the parked vehicle, but it wasn’t clear if it belonged to the Denegri or why they were parked.
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