The Hoboken Police Department and the Hudson County Sheriff’s Office are seeking the public’s help in identifying a driver who fled the scene of a fatal hit-and-run in Hoboken this morning.
By John Heinis/Hudson County View
â€œAt approximately 3:30 a.m. this morning, a pedestrian was fatally struck at Willow Avenue and 6th Street in Hoboken. A black Cadillac Escalade with possible New York plates fled the scene,” Hudson County Sheriff Frank Schillari said in a statement.
“Any person with information on the crash please contact the Hudson County Sheriffâ€™s Office Crash Investigation Unit or Hoboken Police Traffic Bureau. Investigators are analyzing pieces of the suspect vehicle and video footage at this time.â€
Schillari added that the fatal accident that claimed the life of a 21-year-old male, Zackhary Simmons, of Ramsey, and the search is being expanded to include large black SUVs such as a Yukon, Tahoe or Escalade and the vehicle in question is believed to have a New York registration.
Simmons was pronounced dead at the Jersey City Medical Center-Barnabas Health at 4:25 a.m. this morning, the sheriff said in an update on the situation this afternoon.
The Hudson County Sheriff’s Office can be reached at 201-915-1300 and the Hoboken Police Department’s phone number is 201-420-2131.