Bloomfield man killed in car crash

Judah Ibeh-Bartley

BLOOMFIELD, NJ — A Bloomfield man was killed in a one-car crash in New Providence on Nov. 8, according to the New Providence Police Department. Judah Ibeh-Bartley, 20, was a 2018 graduate of Bloomfield High School.

“Preliminary findings indicate that the 2012 Nissan Altima traveled over the railroad crossing, just north of Rose Avenue, and lost control, coming to final rest on the lawn of a residence near the intersection of Hilary Place,” a press release from the NPPD said. “The initial call came from a resident in the area who heard the crash, but there have been no reports of any eyewitnesses.”

Union County Prosecutor Director of Communications Mark Spivey said in an email to The Independent Press on Nov. 12 that the accident is under joint investigation by the NPPD and the Union County Fatal Accident Reconstruction Unit, a division of the Union County Division of Public Safety.

Ibeh-Bartley was a student at William Paterson University and on the staff of the school’s radio station, according to a Twitter post from the station on Nov. 8. A GoFundMe for his family was set up on Nov. 8 at

The NPPD asks anyone who may have information about the crash to contact the department’s traffic bureau at 908-665-1111.