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Baltimore Man Pleads Guilty in Fatal Secaucus Hit-and-Run that Killed Union City Woman


Hudson County Prosecutor Esther Suarez has announced that on Thursday, February 25, David Ceausu, 20, of Baltimore, pleaded guilty to charges related to his involvement in the July 6, 2020, fatal hit and run in Secaucus that killed a 35-year-old Union City woman.

According to county officials, Ceausu pleaded guilty to one count of second-degree Knowingly Leaving the Scene of an Accident Resulting in Death and to a motor vehicle summons for leaving the scene of an accident. 

The plea agreement calls for the defendant to be sentenced in the third-degree range with the State recommending a sentence of five years in New Jersey State Prison to be followed by a two-year driver’s license suspension. 

According to police, on Monday, July 6, 2020, members of the Secaucus Police Department responded to the area of the Route 3 Service Road, which is in front of 850 Paterson Plank Road, at approximately 7:30 p.m. on reports of a pedestrian struck with life-threatening injuries. 

The victim, a 35-year-old Union City woman who was later identified as Reyna Huerta-Flores, was transported to Hudson Regional Hospital where she was pronounced deceased at 11:16 p.m., police said.

According to the investigation, the victim was walking home to Union City from work in Secaucus when she was struck by Ceausu who fled the scene in a 2020 Chevy Tahoe.