Ocean County officials announced that on October 25, Milciades Oviedo, 74, of Elizabeth, has been charged with Knowingly Leaving the Scene of a Motor Vehicle Accident Resulting in Death, in connection with a fatal hit-and-run incident.
According to Toms River Police, the incident occurred at approximately 2:10 a.m. on Sunday, October 23, in the area of Massachusetts Avenue and Route 70 in Toms River, resulting in the death of Sierra Fisher, 28, of Manchester Township.
Police say, on October 23, officers were dispatched to the aforementioned area, where, upon arrival, they found Ms. Fisher lying in the roadway.
According to Ocean County officials, first responders immediately rendered aid to Ms. Fisher, and a pulse was initially regained.
Officials say, Ms. Fisher was transported to Southern Monmouth Medical Center, where she was later pronounced deceased.
According to a witness on the scene, the driver exited his vehicle, looked at Ms. Fisher, and then fled in the vehicle east on Route 70 toward Lakewood.
The witness described the vehicle as a dark-colored 2003-2009 Ford Explorer.
According to officials, the vehicle was said to have significant damage to the front passenger side, including an inoperable passenger side headlight and hood damage.
The investigation further determined that Oviedo was operating the vehicle on October 23, 2022, when he struck and killed Ms. Fisher.
On October 25, Oviedo was charged with the death of Ms. Fisher.
Oviedo has not yet been taken into custody and is considered a fugitive from justice.
According to officials, as such, a warrant for his arrest has been issued, and his name has been entered into the National Crime Information Center database.
“Great teamwork has been exhibited by all of the respective law enforcement agencies and officers involved in this investigation. Our focus now is to find Milciades Oviedo and bring him into custody.
Anyone with information regarding the whereabouts of Milciades Oviedo should contact Detective Anthony Carrington of the Ocean County Prosecutor’s Office at 732-929-2027, extension 3257, or Corporal Robert Westfall at email@example.com, or the Toms River Township Police Detective Bureau at 732-349-0150,” Prosecutor Billhimer stated.