Prosecutor: Jersey City man charged in fatal hit-and-run near Christ Hospital from March

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A Jersey City man has been charged in a fatal hit-and-run near Christ Hospital from back in March, Hudson County Prosecutor Esther Suarez announced.

Beato Sepulveda. Photo courtesy of the Hudson County Prosecutor’s Office.

By John Heinis/Hudson County View

Earlier today, the Hudson County Prosecutor’s Office Regional Collision Investigation Unit arrested Beato Sepulveda on charges related to the death of a 62-year-old man
who was killed in a fatal hit-and-run on Palisade Avenue near Christ Hospital on March 18th, Suarez said in a statement.

Sepulveda, 78, of Jersey City, was arrested and charged shortly after 9:30 a.m. at the
prosecutor’s office in Jersey City.

He was charged with knowingly leaving the scene of a motor vehicle collision causing death, a second-degree crime, and endangering an injured victim, a third-degree crime.

On Wednesday, March 18th just after 1:30 a.m., the Jersey City Police Department and the
Hudson County Regional Collision Investigation Unit responded to Palisade Avenue between
Jefferson Avenue and Waverly Street on a report of a pedestrian struck by a vehicle.

The victim, a 62 year old man – later identified as Armando Campos-Perez – was pronounced deceased at 2:25 a.m. at Christ Hospital. The vehicle which struck the pedestrian did not remain on the scene.

Suarez credited the Hudson County Regional Collision Investigation Unit and the
Jersey City Police Department for the investigation and arrest.

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