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Police Charge Moonachie Man with Deadly Hit-and-Run Crash on Route 3 in Clifton

By rlsmetro on

Passaic County authorities announced that based upon an investigation by the Passaic County Prosecutor’s Office and the Clifton Police Department, Bryan Meza-Roca, 26, from Moonachie, New was arrested on today in connection to a fatal hit-and-run accident involving a pedestrian that occurred during the early morning hours on June 13, near 395 Route 3 East in Clifton. 

Police say Mr. Meza-Roca was charged with second degree Leaving the Scene of a Motor Vehicle Accident Resulting in Death, and third degree Endangering an Injured Victim. 

He was arrested without incident at the Clifton Police Department and transferred to the Passaic County Jail.

Police believe during the early morning hours, Mr. Meza-Roca drove a 2021 Hyundai Santa Fe on Route 3 Eastbound, and struck Mustafa Hemaid, 33, from Paterson and thereafter left the scene. 

Police said Mr. Hemaid was pronounced deceased at the scene.

Despite this accusation, defendants are presumed innocent unless and until proven guilty beyond a reasonable doubt.

The Passaic County Prosecutor’s Office asks anyone with additional information about this incident to contact us on our tips line at 1-877-370-PCPO or contact the Clifton Police Department Traffic Division at 973-470-5908.