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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