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BREAKING UPDATE: Woman Killed by Hit-and-Run Vehicle in Newark’s Central Ward


The Essex County Prosecutor's Office has taken the lead in a hit-and-run investigation that left a woman dead Thursday night in Newark. 

According to county officials, at approximately 7:20 p.m., police were dispatched to the intersection of Market and Martin Luther King Boulevard to investigate reports of a person struck by a car. 

Upon arrival, emergency responders found the severely injured woman lying on the ground at that location.

According to The Essex County Prosecutor’s Office, the unidentified woman was pronounced dead a short time later. 

The vehicle that struck the woman sped from the scene and the driver is being sought by detectives this morning. 

The investigation remains active and ongoing.