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Reward Offered for Deadly Hit-and-Run in Newark



Newark - Acting Essex County Prosecutor Theodore N. Stephens, II, announced today that Essex County Sheriff Armando Fontoura’s Crime Stoppers Program is offering a reward of up to $5,000 for information leading to the arrest and prosecution of the person responsible for a fatal hit and run incident.


Officials said on the evening of Nov. 6, 2020, Kenneth Felton, 55, of Newark was struck by an unknown vehicle while riding his bicycle on Madison Avenue between South 11th Street and South 12th Street in the City of Newark.  


Officials said the driver of the vehicle fled the scene. 

The victim sustained life-threatening injuries in the incident and was pronounced dead in route to the hospital.


Anyone with information is asked to contact the Essex County Prosecutor’s Office Homicide/Major Crimes Task Force tips line at 1-877-TIPS-4EC or 1-877-847-7432. Calls will be kept confidential.

NOTE:  Image is Mr. Felton