Fatal hit and run in Newark under investigation

NEWARK, NJ — Acting Essex County Prosecutor Theodore N. Stephens II and Newark Public Safety Director Anthony F. Ambrose announced Feb. 21 that the Essex County Prosecutor’s Office Homicide/Major Crimes Task Force, which includes detectives from the Newark Police Department, is investigation a fatal hit and run that resulted in the death of Jesus Acevedo, 63, of Elizabeth.

On Tuesday, Feb. 19, at approximately 6:12 p.m., Acevedo was struck by a tractor trailer that left the scene. Acevedo was pronounced dead at the scene 6:48 p.m.

The incident occurred in the 100 block of Avenue L in Newark. At the time of the incident, the victim was assisting another tractor trailer that was backing up. The investigation is active and ongoing.

Anyone with information is asked to contact the Essex County Prosecutor’s Office Homicide/Major Crimes Task Force tips line at 1-877-847-7432.

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