Morris County authorities announced the arrest of Cheon A. Lee, 58, of Chatham related to a fatal motor vehicle crash involving a pedestrian on Friday.
Police say at approximately 5:13 p.m., a 68 year old female was fatally struck by a vehicle on Green Village Road near the intersection of Wilmer Street in Madison.
According to police this vehicle, which was described as a gray Nissan Rogue, then fled the scene with heavy front passenger side damage.
Following the crash, the vehicle continued north on Green Village Road, made a right onto Kings Road, and was last observed traveling eastbound on Kings Road past the Madison Area YMCA at approximately 5:15 p.m.
The pedestrian was critically injured in the incident and was later pronounced deceased at Morristown Medical Center. Police have not identified the victim at this time.
Police say Lee contacted law enforcement and took responsibility for the fatal crash.
The Nissan Rogue was located in the area of Lee’s residence with heavy front passenger side damage consistent with the crash.
Police charged with Knowingly Leaving Scene of Accident Resulting in Death, a crime of the second degree.
She was lodged in the Morris County Correctional Facility pending a first appearance in court. Criminal complaints are merely accusations.
Despite these accusations, the defendant is presumed innocent unless and until they have been proven guilty beyond a reasonable doubt in a court of law.
Numerous law enforcement agencies participated in the investigation, including the Madison Borough Police Department, the Morris County Prosecutor’s Office – Major Crimes Unit, and the Morris County Sheriff’s Office.
Anyone with further information about this incident is urged to call the Madison Police Department at 973-593-3000 or the Morris County Prosecutor’s Office at 973-285-6200. Anonymous calls can also be made to the Morris County Sheriff’s CrimeStoppers at 973-267-2255.