Skip to main content

Jackson Man Charged with Leaving the Scene of Fatal Crash to Remain Detained Pending Trial


Ocean County officials announced that on April 12, Roberto Alcazar-Sanchez, 27, of Jackson, was ordered shall remain detained in the Ocean County Jail pending trial on charges of Knowingly Leaving the Scene of a Motor Vehicle Accident Resulting in Death and Operating a Motor Vehicle with a Suspended Driver’s License while being involved in a Motor Vehicle Accident Resulting in Death. 

According to officials, these charges relate to a motor vehicle crash that occurred in Jackson Township on December 24, 2020 - resulting in the death of Phyllis Shtab, 81, of Howell Township, two days later on December 26, 2020.

Initially a fugitive from justice, Alcazar-Sanchez surrendered himself to United States Customs and Border Patrol Protection Agents in Laredo, Texas on March 3. 

He was extradited from Texas to New Jersey and has been lodged in the Ocean County Jail since March 31.