New Jersey State Police seeking driver in fatal Secaucus hit-and-run that killed East Newark man


New Jersey State Police are investigating a fatal Secaucus hit-and-run that killed an East Newark man late last night, an incident where the driver remains at-large, authorities said.

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By John Heinis/Hudson County View

At approximately 11:51 p.m. last night, first responders arrived at milepost 110.3 in Secaucus, specifically at the eastern spur of the New Jersey Turnpike in the southbound land, Trooper Alejandro Goez told HCV over the phone this afternoon.

Goez said that police responded to a call of a man being struck by a car while he was outside of his own vehicle changing a tire. The driver of the vehicle did not stop and has not been apprehended at this time.

Jose Peralta, 33, of East Newark, sustained fatal injuries and was pronounced dead at the scene, Goez said.

The investigation is ongoing as New Jersey State Police work to identify the driver.

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