Nutley fatal hit-and-run under investigation

NUTLEY, NJ — The Essex County Prosecutor’s Office and the Nutley Police Department are investigating a fatal motor vehicle incident that resulted in the death of 75-year-old Roseann Ratz, of Lyndhurst, according to an Oct. 16 ECPO press release.

On Thursday, Oct. 15, the victim and a female friend were crossing the street in the area of Washington Avenue and Rutgers Place in Nutley when she was struck by a car that fled the scene.

She was transported to St. Joseph’s University Hospital, where she was pronounced dead at 7:58 p.m. on Oct. 15.

The investigation is active and ongoing. No arrests have been made.