Hudson County Prosecutor Esther Suarez has announced that on Tuesday, October 13 the Hudson County Prosecutor’s Office Regional Collision Investigation Unit arrested Beato Sepulveda on charges related to the death of a 62-year-old man who was killed in a fatal hit and run on March 18 on Palisade Avenue near Christ Hospital in Jersey City.
According to police, Sepulveda, 78, of Jersey City, was arrested and charged shortly after 9:30 a.m. at the Prosecutor’s Office in Jersey City. He was charged with Knowingly Leaving the Scene of a Motor Vehicle Collision Causing Death and Endangering an Injured Victim.
Police report that on Wednesday, March 18, just after 1:30 a.m., the Jersey City Police Department and the Hudson County Regional Collision Investigation Unit responded to Palisade Avenue between Jefferson Avenue and Waverly Street in Jersey City on a report of a pedestrian struck by a vehicle.
The victim, a 62-year-old man – later identified as Armando Campos-Perez – was pronounced deceased at 2:25 a.m. at Christ Hospital. The vehicle which struck the pedestrian did not remain on the scene.
The above charges are merely accusations and the defendant is presumed innocent until proven guilty.