An Elmwood Park man has been charged with vehicular manslaughter in connection with a fatal car accident in Fort Lee, NJ.
The suspect is a 41-year-old resident of Elmwood Park in Bergen County, NJ. According to authorities, he was at fault in an auto accident at the intersection of Lemoine Avenue and Bridge Plaza North in Fort Lee, New Jersey.
The suspect was reportedly driving his vehicle through the intersection shortly before 10:00 a.m. when he struck another car and then struck a pedestrian.
Afterwards, the suspect allegedly drove off without stopping. Fort Lee, NJ police eventually identified the suspect and arrested him.
Bergen County prosecutors initially filed third degree charges against the suspect for leaving the scene of an accident with bodily injury. However, prosecutors elevated the charges to second degree leaving the scene of an accident of a fatal motor vehicle collision after the victim died due to her accident-related injuries.
To learn more about this case, view the NJ.com article, “Charges Upgraded in Hit-and-Run After Pedestrian Dies.”