Ridgefield Woman Dies in Car Crash

Erin Vick, 22, of Ridgefield, died in a two-car crash on the New Jersey turnpike Friday morning.

Erin Vick, a 22-year-old Ridgefield native, was killed Friday morning in a head-on collision on the New Jersey Turnpike that also claimed the life of a second driver and caused serious injuries to a passenger in Vick's car.

One of the cars was traveling the wrong way when the crash occured near the Kearny interchange at about 12:35 a.m., according to a story on NJ.com. Vick and Moises Rivera, 32, of Clifton, NJ, were pronounced dead at the scene. A third victim, a male passenger from Tennessee, was taken to University Hospital in Newark, according to reports.

Vick's father, Michael Vick of Ridgefield, was reached at home this afternoon but not prepared to comment, he said.

Erin Vick was a student at Catholic University of America, according to her Facebook profile, and a 2009 graduate of Ridgefield High School.

Ridgefield Patch will continue to update this article as more information becomes available.

Please feel free to share your condolences and memories of Erin Vick in the comments below.

Kathie Brennan December 07, 2012 at 09:28 PM
We are thinking of the entire Vick family and offer our sympathy and many prayers. Tom, Kathie, TJ. And Jack Brennan
Jordan Elias Maneiro December 07, 2012 at 10:15 PM
My condolences to the Vick Family. My cousin's husband was the man in the other vehicle that was killed in the accident. He leaves behind his wife, 6 year old and 1 month old daughters. It's so sad and unfortunate to loss our loved ones.
Witold Ortonowski December 07, 2012 at 10:45 PM
Erin was a friend of our daughter-Natalie. We are all very devastated by the tragic loss of Erin. Sincere condolences and prayers for entire Vick family. The Ortonowskis
S December 07, 2012 at 11:19 PM
Prayers to all familes involved...The Vicks and the maneiro family.
Jordan Elias Maneiro December 07, 2012 at 11:53 PM
Thank you. It's the Rivera and Feliciano Family.
John Symon December 08, 2012 at 12:33 AM
Prayers to the Vick family and all of Erin's friends. Heartbreaking news. As written in the story above: 'Vick's father, Michael Vick of Ridgefield, was reached at home this afternoon but not prepared to comment, he said.' I find that you needed to call Mr Vick for comment distasteful. No, disgusting.
Danny rico December 08, 2012 at 01:03 AM
Moises rivera was my uncle. He was one of the greatest men I know. Its soo painful to see him go this way
sebastian dangerfield December 08, 2012 at 01:05 AM
mr symon I understand completely what you are saying. However, sometimes people want to make a public statement on behalf of their loved ones etc. I know when my wife was killed in a car accident, they called me, and i wanted express my feelings for her, and for all of our friends who reached out to us. My heartfelt condolences to Mr. Vick. Losing someone in a car wreck, so suddenly is devastating. My prayers to all those affected.
Jordan Elias Maneiro December 08, 2012 at 01:07 AM
Danny, I'm sorry for your loss, Dyana is my cousin...my heart goes out to the rest of your family.
Danny rico December 08, 2012 at 01:08 AM
thank you. I was just at the house with them. Its a very hard situation
Jordan Elias Maneiro December 08, 2012 at 01:13 AM
I'm sure it is...wish I could be there, but will be for the wake. Send my condolences to his parents - Angelique
NMarrinan December 08, 2012 at 01:49 AM
So very sad. I had the pleasure of teaching Erin for several years in elementary school as her music teacher. She was a beautiful child, full of joy and promise. My prayers are with the entire Vick family during this tragic time.
Danny rico December 08, 2012 at 02:57 AM
His dad passed and his mom will be coming from pr.. I will give them ur condolences..,ty again
Regina Patton December 08, 2012 at 08:03 AM
My son Andrew Patton is a senior at Catholic and goes to school with Erin. So saddened to hear of this tragedy. Just brings tears to us. Our family will be praying for you and Erin. May your memories of your daughter/ loved one bring you peace and comfort. Praying for you. Sincerely, The Patton family
Kimberly Reyes December 08, 2012 at 12:56 PM
@ NOneed Toknow how dare you!!!!! As said in many reports, that has not be confirmed. Regardless of the situation, the family left without their daughter or son or husband is in pain. I knew Mosies for many years and he was a wonderful person. I always used to tell him...why are you always smiling and he would say, why not. My prayers go out to both families,may The Lord give them strength in such a difficult time. May you both RIP.
Matt and Mary Ellen Brennan December 08, 2012 at 02:22 PM
No words can express our sympathy.The entire Vick family will forever be in out thoughts and prayers. Our hearts are broken.
Juan Rico December 08, 2012 at 03:42 PM
I wish that this was all a bad dream!!!! Moises Rivera was my uncle and like a brother to me ! He was one of the greatest men i ever knew and now he's gone. May he R.I.P. and my heart goes out to the Vick family for their loss. May God console us all in this time of pain and sorrow
Susan Weeks December 08, 2012 at 06:02 PM
We are so sorry for the loss of your beautiful daughter, Erin. Our thoughts and prayers are with you. Erin will always be with you in your memories and in your hearts. God Bless! Tom, Susan, Tommy and Molly Weeks
Frank Rivera December 09, 2012 at 08:07 AM
My condolences to the Vick family. I am so sorry for your lost. This is a very painful and devastating situation for both families involved. My name is Frank Rivera. The driver of the other vehicle involved in this tragic accident was my baby brother Moises Rivera. On behalf of our family I want to express the most deepest of sympathy to the Vick family on the loss of their beloved daughter Erin. We understand your pain. We are also suffering the loss of our loved one Moises. Two precious and beautiful lives were lost in this horrible tragedy, Erin & Moises. I pray that God may give both families the peace and comfort we need to overcome this devastating chapter in our families' life.
Maher Madhoun December 10, 2012 at 07:30 PM
I hope Moises was not intoxicated as has been implicated in driving the wrong direction for several miles. Terrible loss with Erin.
Jordan Elias Maneiro December 10, 2012 at 10:16 PM
What you are saying is that a toxicology report has been performed proving that Moises was driving under the influence when indeed nothing has yet to be reported. This is a place to post and grieve for the loss of both families. If you have nothing to justify your claim then please do not post them here.
Debbie Cretella December 10, 2012 at 10:31 PM
My sincerest condolences to the entire Vick family. I am so, so sorry to hear about Erin. My thoughts and prayers are will you all. May God and your faith comfort you. - Debbie Cretella
Ernesto Naranjo December 11, 2012 at 04:05 AM
I worked with Moises at Siemens and UHS, he was an excellent friend and coworker. My prayer go out to both families, please let me know when his wake will be.
Chantiel Love December 12, 2012 at 01:32 PM
So sorry to about this. I went to elementary and HS with Moises he was a funny and sweet guy. My prayers go out to hia family as well as Erin's. God has two more angels now. Rest in Peace.
Frank Rivera January 04, 2013 at 05:55 AM
Maher Madhound.. This is not the place to start accusing my brother or anyone else of being intoxicated without having proof! I'm happy to inform you that my brothers toxicology test show that he was clean. No alcohol or drugs were found in his blood. May my brother Moises Rivera and Erin Vick R.I.P. THANK YOU!


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