Jersey City woman charged in fatal hit-and-run after car found, prosecutor says

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A Jersey City woman has been charged in a fatal hit-and-run that killed a 44-year-old city man last week, Hudson County Prosecutor Esther Suarez announced.

By John Heinis/Hudson County View

Yesterday at approximately 12:30 p.m., Delores Freire, 66, of Jersey City, was arrested by members of the Hudson County Regional Collision Investigation Unit and charged with leaving the scene of a motor vehicle accident resulting in death, Suarez said in a statement.

Freire was arrested without incident at the Hudson County Prosecutor’s Office in Jersey City.

She was transported to the Hudson County Correctional Facility in Kearny following her arrest and made her first appearance on this charge in Criminal Justice Reform Court in the Hudson County Administration Building in Jersey City earlier today, authorities said.

Suarez credited the Hudson County Regional Collision Investigation Unit for the investigation and arrest, as well as the Jersey City Police Department for their assistance in the investigation.

On Saturday at approximately 5:30 p.m., the JCPD received a report of a man lying in the roadway on Monmouth Street in the area between 10th and 12th Streets, officials said.

Upon arrival, responding officers observed an unresponsive male with apparent injuries consistent with being struck by a vehicle. There were also vehicle parts found at the scene, police said.

The man, who was later identified as Cory Nettles, 44, of Jersey City, was transported by
Emergency Medical Services to Jersey City Medical Center where he was pronounced dead
shortly after 6:30 p.m., authorities said.