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Investigation of fatal hit-and-run in Fort Lee, NJ

the staff of the Ridgewood blog

Fort Lee NJ, Acting Prosecutor Dennis Calo announces the following information:

The Bergen County Prosecutor’s Office Fatal Accident Investigation Unit and the Fort Lee Police Department are investigating a fatal hit-and-run that occurred just before 5:00 p.m. on December 19, 2018, on Main Street in the area of Jones Road in Fort Lee, NJ. 

A preliminary investigation revealed that the 61-year-old female victim was struck by a westbound box truck, then struck again by an eastbound Mercedes-Benz SUV.  The box truck remained on the scene, but the Mercedes-Benz fled the area.  However, the BCPO’s Fatal Accident Investigation Unit and the Fort Lee Police Department have since located the driver of the Mercedes-Benz SUV, and the driver is in custody.

The investigation is ongoing and more information will be released at a later time. 

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