Passaic County officials announce that based upon an investigation by the Passaic County Prosecutor’s Office and the Passaic Police Department, Matthew Cancel, 27, Passaic and Carinell Pellot, also known as Carinell Pellot-Nieves, 23, Prospect Park, were arrested without incident on April 6, in connection to an investigation involving a hit and run collision that occurred on October 25, 2020.
According to officials, Mr. Cancel was charged with one count of third-degree Leaving the Scene of a Motor Vehicle Accident Involving Serious Bodily Injury and Ms. Pellot was charged with one count of fourth-degree Hindering Apprehension.
According to police, on October 25, 2020, it is alleged that a 2015 Mercedes Benz, being operated by Mr. Cancel, struck a pedestrian near the intersection of Market Street and Hudson Street in the City of Passaic.
The police said that the pedestrian, a 64-year-old man from Passaic, was transported to Saint Joseph’s University Medical Center in Paterson where he was treated for serious bodily injuries.
During the investigation into the collision, Ms. Pellot is alleged to have given a false statement to law enforcement. Based on the joint investigation, Mr. Cancel and Ms. Pellot were charged.
The Passaic County Prosecutor’s Office asks anyone with additional information about this incident to contact them on their tips line at 1-877-370-PCPO or contact the Passaic Police Department at (973) 365-3900.