A Jersey City man has been charged with killing someone in a hit-and-run early Monday morning, Bergen County Prosecutor Mark Musella announced.
By John Heinis/Hudson County View
Danny Vasquez, 24, of Jersey City, was charged with one count of second-degree leaving the scene of an accident resulting in death and one count of third-degree endangering an injured victim, Musella said in a statement.
Additionally, he was served with motor vehicle summonses for leaving the scene of an accident, failure to report an accident, failure to maintain a lane, and being an unlicensed driver.
At approximately 3:40 a.m. on Monday, the Fairview Police Department received a report of a motor vehicle accident near the intersection of Broad and Prospect Avenues.
Upon arrival, officers observed the victim lying in the roadway with serious injuries and he was pronounced dead at the scene. The victim has not been identified at this time.
Officers located a vehicle nearby, a 2008 Toyota Sienna, with obvious front-end damage. The ensuing investigation revealed that Vasquez was operating the Toyota at the time of the hit-and-run collision.
The arrest is the result of an investigation conducted by the Bergen County Prosecutor’s Office under the direction of Chief Jason Love, the Bergen County Sheriff’s Office under the direction of Sheriff Anthony Cureton, and the Fairview Police Department under the direction of Chief Martin Kahn, Musella said.
He also commended the Bergen County Sheriff’s office and the Fairview Police Department for their assistance with the investigation.