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Funeral Services Set for Man Killed When Hit-and-Run Driver Crashes into Multiple Vehicles in Newark

By rlsmetro on

The family of a man who died after a car crashed into a vehicle that he was occupying then several cars two-weeks ago has posted his funeral arrangements.

We first brought the crash to you on Sunday evening March 17th where NJ State Police Spokesman Trooper Charles Marchan said, the incident happened at approximately 6:39 p.m. when the driver of a white Ford pickup truck struck a Ford car from the rear that was sitting at the bottom of the ramp on First Street and I-280.

Trooper Marchan said the impact of the crash caused a chain reaction that involved an Acura Sedan, Honda, and a Chevrolet Silverado pickup truck with the driver of the Honda suffering severe injuries to **Mr. Jaleel McCauley**.

The good Samaritan told RLS Metro Breaking News that he and several other drivers began to follow the suspect who sped towards Sussex Avenue then collided with a pole near the intersection of Newark and Warren streets where they boxed the driver in so that he wouldn't further flee the scene.

According to reports, the family of McCauley took him off of life support on Thursday after doctors pronounced him brain dead.

NJ State Police Trooper Marchan said Rutgers Police apprehended **Mr. Gustavo D. Palomo, 38, of East Newark** (Hudson County) where he was turned over by NJ State Police then officially charged with Leaving the Scene of a Crash, and Assault by Auto.

This is what family members wrote in a statement released to the public: "Jaleel’s life was a blessing and his memory is a treasure. He is loved beyond words and missed beyond treasure. Please join us as we celebrate and honor the life of Jaleel McCauley “Litty Leel”:


Date: Friday, March 29, 2019

Time: 4:00 p.m.-8:00p.m.

Location: Whigham’s Funeral Home

580 Dr.Martin Luther King Jr. Blvd.

Newark, NJ 07102


Date: Saturday, March 30, 2019

Time: 10:00a.m

Location: New Hope Baptist Church

144 Norman Street

East Orange, NJ 07017

"Though we grieve our loss, there is joy, too, in having known and loved such a SPECIAL PERSON" family members concluded.