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UPDATE: Perth Amboy Man Charged in Connection with Fatal Hit-and-Run

Perth Amboy

Middlesex County officials announced today that a Perth Amboy man has been arrested and charged in connection with a fatal hit and run, which occurred in Perth Amboy on the evening of August 7.

According to officials, on August 7, at approximately 8:29 p.m., authorities responded to the intersection of Convery and Pfeiffer boulevards following the report of a white Dodge Charger that fled the scene after fatally striking an older male who was crossing the roadway using a walker. 

Officials said that upon their arrival, authorities located Rocco Chirichillo, 72, of Perth Amboy, who had succumbed to his injuries and was pronounced at the scene.

An investigation by the Perth Amboy Police Department and Middlesex County Prosecutor’s Office identified Hansel Farrier-Romero, 30, of Perth Amboy, as the driver of the white Dodge Charger who struck Mr. Chirichillo and then fled the scene.

Today, Farrier-Romero was arrested and charged with Leaving the Scene of an Accident Resulting in Death.

The investigation is ongoing. 

Anyone with information is asked to call Detective Santiago of the Perth Amboy Police Department at 732-422-4400 or Detective Morris of the Middlesex County Prosecutor’s Office at 732-745-3927.