Authorities seek public’s help in finding car used in fatal hit and run

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NEWARK, NJ — The Essex County Prosecutor’s Office is asking for the public’s help in locating the vehicle involved in the fatal hit and run of an NJIT student. Detectives from the prosecutor’s Major Crimes and Crime Scene Investigations bureaus have located surveillance cameras that indicate that the vehicle involved is an older model, 1999 to 2004, red Jeep Cherokee. Anyone recognizing this vehicle is asked to call the prosecutor’s tips line at 877-847-7432.

Acting Essex County Prosecutor Theodore N. Stephens II and New Jersey Institute of Technology Police Chief Joseph Marswillo had announced Nov. 14 that the Essex County Prosecutor’s Office is investigating the collision, which 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.