Middlesex County Prosecutor Andrew C. Carey and Director Anthony A. Caputo of the New Brunswick Police Department announce that a man from North Brunswick has been arrested and charged in the death of a pedestrian who was struck and killed on Livingston Avenue during the early morning hours of April 20, 2019.
Officials say ‘Mr. Daquan White, 26, of North Brunswick was arrested yesterday and charged with vehicular homicide in the second degree, leaving the scene of a fatal motor vehicle crash in the second degree, two counts of hindering apprehension or prosecution in the third degree, and tampering with physical evidence in the fourth degree.
The deceased pedestrian was identified as Anthony Cruz-Medina, 22, of New Brunswick. Officials say he was pronounced dead at the scene following the fatality which occurred on Livingston Avenue near Baldwin Street at approximately 12:40 am on April 20, 2019.
“Whenever a crash occurs, the drivers involved must stop and call the police. This is especially true when people are injured. To simply drive away when a life may otherwise be saved, is abhorrent.” said Middlesex County Prosecutor Andrew C. Carey. “We aggressively investigate and prosecute those who leave the scene of any accident and try to cover up their misdeeds.”
White is scheduled for his initial court appearance via video this afternoon in New Brunswick Superior Court.
The investigation is continuing. Police are actively seeking information from any witnesses who may have knowledge regarding this fatal crash.
Anyone with information is asked to call Patrolman Sean Cahill of the New Brunswick Police Department at (732) 745- 5005, or Detective Jonathan Berman of the Middlesex County Prosecutor’s Office at (732) 745-4328.
As is the case with all criminal defendants, the charges against White are merely accusations and he is presumed innocent until proven guilty.