Mark T. Nicholas, 50, of Brooklyn, was charged in the fatal Hoboken hit-and-ran accident of a 21-year-old Ramsey man last month.
By Jeannette Josue/Hudson County View
Nicholas, who was originally arrested for marijuana charges, was later found to be the driver of a black SUV that was involved with the crash, according to Hoboken Police Chief Kenneth Ferrante.
Zackhary Simmons was struck by a black Cadillac Escalade SUV on Willow Avenue and 6th Street around 3:30 a.m. on June 25 after leaving a friendâ€™s birthday party that evening.
The vehicle was seen fleeing the scene in a neighborhood surveillance video released by the Hudson County Prosecutorâ€™s office.
The victim was the cousin of the Ben Simmons, the first pick in this yearâ€™s NBA draft.
According to Ferrante, Hoboken is strongly pushing and working towards better pedestrian safety such as curb bump outs and speed patrols.