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UPDATE: Search Continues for Driver of Vehicle who Fatally Struck Woman Then Sped Away in Newark

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By: Richard L. Smith 

A woman was killed after she was struck by a hit-and-run driver who sped away from the scene, leaving the woman to die in Newark on Tuesday night. 

It happened just before 7 p.m. in the 300 block of 6th Avenue West. 


Emergency responders arrived at the scene and found the woman's lifeless body run over by a vehicle that drove away and remains at large. 

The severely injured unidentified woman was pronounced dead at the scene. 


Police believe that a black sedan sped from the scene in an unknown direction. 

The Essex County Prosecutor's Office is leading the investigation.