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Authorities Offer $5,000 Reward for Help Identifying Hit-and-Run Vehicle from Orange


Acting Essex County Prosecutor Theodore N. Stephens, II, and Essex County Sheriff Armando Fontoura announced today that the Essex County Sheriff’s Crime Stopper Program is offering a reward of up to $5,000 for information leading to the arrest and conviction of the person or persons responsible for a fatal hit-and-run in Orange.

On Saturday, May 14, 2022, at approximately 10:54 p.m., Felipe Chay, a 46-year-old pedestrian, was struck on Scotland Road between Cary Street and Frankfort Street in Orange. Chay died because of his injuries. 

The Essex County Prosecutor’s Office is looking for a 2020-2021 Toyota Highlander, color “Moon Dust” or “Precious Galena.” 

The vehicle traveled southbound on Scotland Road before entering West Orange. 

The vehicle may exhibit damage to the driver’s side, including a completely detached driver’s side view mirror, which may have been repaired since the collision.  

The vehicle pictured is an example of the model and color vehicle sought.

Anyone with information is asked to contact the Essex County Prosecutor’s Office Homicide/Major Crimes Task Force tips line at 1-877-847-7432 or 1-877-TIPS-EC.