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UPDATE: Hawthorne Woman Charged with Leaving Scene of Fatal Pedestrian Strike in Glen Rock

By rlsmetro on
Glen Rock

Acting Bergen County Prosecutor Dennis Calo announced the arrest of MS. Marina M. Lee, 65, of Hawthorne on charges of Leaving The Scene Of A Fatal Motor Vehicle Collision, Endangering An Injured Victim, and Hindering Apprehension.

According to Bergen County officials, at approximately 8:24 p.m. on Tuesday, March 5, the Glen Rock Police Department received a report of a pedestrian struck by a hit and run vehicle on Lincoln Avenue, near the border with the Borough of Hawthorne.

Officials say upon officers' arrival at the scene, they found a severely injured male victim lying in the roadway. The ensuing investigation by the Bergen County Prosecutor’s Office and the Glen Rock Police Department revealed that the victim was attempting to cross Lincoln Avenue when he was struck by a black SUV traveling north.

A radio broadcast to local police agencies was issued seeking assistance in locating the striking vehicle. Police say, shortly thereafter, police located Marina Lee with the striking car in a parking lot at 55 Godwin Avenue in Midland Park.

Police identified the victim as Mr. Biagio Lembo, 65, who was transported to Saint Joseph’s Medical Center and died on Wednesday, March 13th.

Acting Prosecutor Calo states that the charges are merely accusations and that the defendant is presumed innocent unless and until proven guilty beyond a reasonable doubt, and would also like to thank the Glen Rock, Hawthorne, and Midland Park Police Departments for their assistance in this investigation.