A 7-year-old girl was killed in a hit-and-run accident this morning near the intersection of 61st Street and Van Buren Place in West New York, according to multiple sources with knowledge of the situation.
When Hudson County View arrived at the scene around 9:15 a.m. this morning, members of the West New York Police Department and Hudson County Sheriff’s Office had blocked off the area between 61st Street and Bergenline Avenue, as well as 61st Street and Van Buren Place.
The Hudson County Sheriff’s Office Crash Investigation Unit was working to try and determine what factors were involved in the fatal accident, studying the area surrounding a Hello Kitty backpack and a black, pink and gray jacket covered in blood.
Hudson County Sheriff’s Office spokesman Juan P. Escobar confirmed that the incident was under investigation, but said no further information was being released at this time.
Several sources, who spoke under the condition of anonymity since they are not authorized to speak on the matter, told Hudson County View that the victim was a 7-year-old girl who died as a result of the accident.
Stay tuned to Hudson County View for updated on this situation.
Correction: This story initially identified the girl as being nine years old. We regret the error.