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Dog dies, juvenile injured after hit-and-run crash in Hunterdon County

READINGTON TOWNSHIP, NJ (Hunterdon County) – Police are searching for the hit-and-run driver who injured a juvenile and killed a dog Friday morning in Hunterdon County, 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 juvenile suffered minor injuries and was later released from an area hospital. The victim’s dog ultimately succumbed to its injuries after officers cleared the scene, police said.

According to witness statements, and the victim’s account of the crash, the vehicle was described as a newer body style Chevrolet SUV with a chrome grille. The vehicle appears to be a Chevrolet Suburban (12th Gen. 2021-Present model year) with front window tints. No registration is known at this time, police said.

The vehicle was last seen fleeing southbound on Route 523 (Main Street) towards Flemington, police said.

Police are requesting anyone with cameras, either residential or vehicle mounted, to check from 8:50 a.m. on for the vehicle.

Anyone with information or surveillance video of the vehicle, is asked to contact the Readington Township Police Department at 908-534-4031.

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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