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DEVELOPING: 4-Year-Old Girl Killed by Hit-and-Run Car in Newark’s North Ward


By: Richard L. Smith 

The Essex County Prosecutor’s Office has been notified of a young child struck by a vehicle that resulted in fatal injuries in Newsrk’s North Ward this evening. 

Emergency responders rushed to the vicinity of North 9th Street and 6th Avenue West after they learned of a person struck by a vehicle around 6 p.m. 

Upon arrival, police found a severely injured unidentified girl (around four years old) suffering severe injuries at that location, according to witnesses. 

The girl was pronounced dead a short time later. 

Police closed the intersection to traffic while a crash investigation team made their way to the scene. 

No other injuries were reported and the driver sped away from the scene, witnesses told RLS Media.