Morris County Prosecutor Fredric M. Knapp and Chatham Township Police Chief Steven Hennelly announce that William Barbosa-Ruiz, 62, of Madison, was arrested and charged earlier today with leaving the scene of a motor vehicle accident resulting in death.
Morris County Prosecutor’s Office was notified by the Chatham Township Police Department of an alleged hit and run motor vehicle crash that had occurred Jan. 3rd involving injuries to a pedestrian.
The pedestrian, later identified as Giuseppe “Joseph” Stanco, 76, of New York, was subsequently pronounced as deceased as a result of his injuries despite efforts to render medical assistance.
A subsequent investigation revealed that William Barbosa-Ruiz was driving his vehicle, a silver 1997 Nissan Sentra, on Shunpike Road in Chatham Township when he struck Stanco, shortly after 5 p.m.
Barbosa-Ruiz was arrested and charged with leaving the scene of a motor vehicle accident resulting in death, a crime of the second degree.
He was also charged with numerous motor vehicle violations.
Anyone with information about this incident is asked to call the Chatham Township Police Department at 973-377-0100, or the Major Crimes Unit of the Morris County Prosecutor’s Office at 973-285-6200.