NJIT student killed in hit and run in Newark

NEWARK, NJ — Acting Essex County Prosecutor Theodore N. Stephens II and New Jersey Institute of Technology Police Chief Joseph Marswillo announced Nov. 14 that the Essex County Prosecutor’s Office is investigating a fatal hit and run that resulted in the death of NJIT student Naomi R. Segura, 25, of Byram Township.

On Tuesday, Nov. 13, at approximately 9:20 p.m., Segura, a pedestrian, was struck in the vicinity of Central Avenue and Summit Street in Newark.

She sustained life-threatening injuries, was rushed to University Hospital, but ultimately succumbed to her injuries. She was pronounced dead at 1:10 a.m. on Nov. 14.

The car that struck her did not stop. The driver of a second car did stop and called for help.

The investigation is active and ongoing. Additional information will be released as it becomes available.

Anyone with information is asked to contact the Essex County Prosecutor’s Office Homicide/Major Crimes Task Force tips line at 1-877-8477432.

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