Essex County officials announced today that Mr. Peter Andrews, 28, of East Orange has been charged in a fatal hit and run incident that resulted in the death of Ms. Yahaira Marrero-Marcano, 43, of Newark.
Police said on Wednesday at approximately 10:31 p.m. Marrero-Marcano was struck by a white Acura while walking on the 200 block of Central Avenue in East Orange. She was transported to Rutgers University Hospital where she was pronounced dead at 1:06 am on Thursday.
Officials said that it is alleged that the driver of the white Acura fled the scene.
He was later identified then charged with knowingly leaving the scene of a crash resulting in death, unlicensed operation of a motor vehicle causing death and endangering an injured victim.
These are accusations.
The defendant is presumed innocent unless and until they enter a guilty plea or are found guilty beyond a reasonable doubt in a court of law.
The investigation, which is being handled by the East Orange Police Department and the Essex County Prosecutor’s Office Homicide/Major Crimes Task Force, is active and ongoing.