Hudson County officials have announced that the driver wanted in the July 6 fatal hit-and-run in Secaucus that killed a 35-year-old Union City woman, has been arrested.
David Ceausu, 19, of Baltimore, has been charged with Knowingly Leaving the Scene of an Accident Resulting in Death, a crime of the second-degree.
Ceausu turned himself into the Hudson County Prosecutor’s Office with his attorney Thursday afternoon just before 1 p.m. following a widespread press and social media effort that had his name and photo shared with outlets across New Jersey, New York, Maryland and other locations in the United States and Canada.
On Monday, July 6 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.
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. The vehicle Ceausu was driving, a 2020 Chevy Tahoe, was identified and since recovered.
The State has moved to detain Ceausu pending trial. The listed charges are merely accusations, and the defendant is presumed innocent until proven guilty.