N.J. officer killed responding to call


By Nyier Abdou and Leslie Kwoh
The Star Ledger

NEWARK, N.J. — A police officer who recently joined his hometown force in Belleville was killed yesterday morning in a two-car crash that also seriously injured his partner in their patrol car.

Kenneth Santucci, 33, was killed in the accident in Nutley, near the Belleville border, as he and Melissa Corrado were responding to a police call. Corrado, 28, of Hopatcong suffered serious head injuries and broken ribs, Essex County Prosecutor Paula Dow said.

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