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$1K reward offered in Hunterdon County hit-and-run that killed dog, injured child

READINGTON TOWNSHIP, NJ (Hunterdon County) –  The Hunterdon County Crime Stoppers is offering a $1,000 reward for information that leads to the arrest of a hit-and-run driver that injured a child and killed a dog on Friday, July 21, according to police.

The crash happened at around 9:02 a.m. at the intersection of Main Street and Whitehouse Avenue in Readington Township, police said.

The investigation revealed a juvenile male and dog were hit by a vehicle while utilizing the crosswalk. The child suffered a serious hand injury and the dog was killed, police said.

The original vehicle of interest was a newer body style Chevrolet Suburban SUV (12th Gen. 2021-Present model year) with a chrome grille and front window tint. No registration was known at the time, police said.

Police are now focusing their attention on a 2022/23 Ford Expedition Max, as a vehicle of interest, police said.

“We will continue to use all resources available to us to locate the striking party,” police said.

Anyone with information is asked to contact Sgt. Ferrerio or Cpl Wester at 908-534-4031 Ext. 379 or 370. Tips can be submitted by calling Crime Stoppers at 1-800-321-0010, online at, or through the free “P3 Tips” smartphone app. All tips are anonymous and kept confidential.

Jay Edwards

Born and raised in Northwest NJ, Jay has a degree in Communications and has had a life-long interest in local radio and various styles of music. Jay has held numerous jobs over the years such as stunt car driver, bartender, voice-over artist, traffic reporter (award winning), NY Yankee maintenance crewmember and peanut farm worker. His hobbies include mountain climbing, snowmobiling, cooking, performing stand-up comedy and he is an avid squirrel watcher. Jay has been a guest on America’s Morning Headquarters,program on The Weather Channel, and was interviewed by Sam Champion.

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