Police officers recently arrested a Madison New Jersey man who allegedly caused a fatal car crash and then left the scene of an accident in Chatham Township, NJ.
The fatal car accident occurred just after 5:00 p.m. on Shunpike Road in Chatham Township, New Jersey. According to law enforcement, the suspect was driving a silver 1997 Nissan Sentra when he hit a pedestrian who was walking outside a crosswalk on the road. Instead of stopping to help the victim or dialing 911 to notify police, the suspect reportedly kept driving and fled the scene of the accident.
Other motorists notified the Chatham Township Police Department, which sent police officers and emergency crews to the scene of the accident. The victim, a 76-year-old Glen Cove NY man, was transported to an area hospital but still died a short time later.
Chatham Township detectives investigated the fatal car crash and identified the suspect as a 62-year-old Madison NJ man. Police later arrested the suspect without incident.
The suspect has been charged with leaving the scene of an accident resulting in death, a second degree felony that could result in a sentence of 5-10 years in New Jersey State Prison. Additionally, the suspect was cited for a number of traffic offenses.
For more information about this case, read the NJ.com article, “62-Year-Old Man Charged in Fatal Hit-and-Run Crash in Chatham.”