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Senior Woman Killed in West Orange Pedestrian Hit-and-Run

By rlsmetro on
West Orange

The Essex County Prosecutor Office announced today that the West Orange Police Department and the Essex County Prosecutor’s OfficeHomicide/Major Crimes Task Force are investigating a fatal hit-in-run that resulted in the death of Ms. Maria F. Pastuizaca-Yauri, 67, of West Orange.

According to a statement released by authorities, on Thursday, Sept. 30 at approximately 7:17 p.m., Ms. Pastuizaca-Yauri was struck at the intersection of Brennan Drive and Mount Pleasant Avenue. She was transported to University Hospital by ambulance and subsequently pronounced at 8:15 p.m.

Officials said the investigation is active and ongoing.

At this time, no arrests have been made.

Anyone with information is urged to contact the Essex County Prosecutor’s Office Homicide/Major Crimes Task tips line at 1-877-TIPS-4EC or 1-877-847-7432.

Calls will be kept confidential.