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UPDATE: Authorities Locate Driver of Fatal Hit-and-Run of Woman Near Newark Public Library

By rlsmetro on

Acting Essex County Prosecutor Theodore N. Stephens, II and Newark Public Safety Director Anthony F. Ambrose, III have announced that authorities are investigating in which a woman was fatally injured when struck by a motor vehicle in Newark earlier today.

The incident occurred shortly before noontime in the area of 5 Washington Street.

Officials say the victim was struck by a vehicle travelling on Washington Street towards Broad Street. The victim was pronounced dead at the scene at 12:14 p.m.. The identity of the victim is being withheld pending formal identification and notification of the next of kin, according to Chief Assistant Prosecutor Thomas S. Fennelly.

Officials say the driver of the vehicle did not originally stop at the scene but was located a short time later by detectives from the Prosecutor’s Office and Newark Police Department.

No charges have been filed at this time, but the investigation is continuing, according to Fennelly

Anyone with information is asked to call the Prosecutor's Tips Line at (877) 847-7432.

No further information is available at this time.