The two men who were driving Ferraris involved in a crash Sunday morning that killed a Kinnelon motorcyclist near MetLife Stadium
were charged tonight in his death, authorities said. Joseph Ferretti, 28, of Dumont, and Joseph Meyer, 19, of Oveido, Fla. were arrested without incident around 9 p.m. and charged with death by auto in the wreck that killed Stephen Lenge, 56, Sgt. Brian Polite, a State Police spokesman, said.
Both men are being held at the Bergen County jail in Hackensack in lieu of $50,000 with no 10 percent option, according to Polite, who said Ferretti and Meyer will also face several traffic violations.
The two men were driving Ferraris along Berry’s Creek Road North in East Rutherford when Meyer lost control of his vehicle and struck two curbs, Trooper Christopher Kay, another State Police spokesman, said Sunday. Ferretti lost control of his car seconds later and spun into the northbound side of the roadway, striking a Triumph motorcycle operated by Lenge, Kay said today.
Investigators have not said how fast the men were traveling, but Polite confirmed the Ferraris were moving at a "high rate of speed."
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The two men were employees of Gotham Dream Cars of Englewood, which runs a local event called the Dream Car Sprint where people pay $100 to drive high-end sports cars around a track near MetLife Stadium. Ferretti and Meyer were returning from fueling up the cars when the wreck happened, State Police said Sunday.