BYRAM TOWNSHIP, NJ (Sussex County) – Police are looking for the driver who was allegedly involved in a hit-and-run crash that killed a dog in Byram Township on Tuesday.
The dog was struck at around 4:00 p.m. on Sparta Stanhope Road near Anderson Lane. The driver initially stopped but then left the scene and fled towards Sparta Township, police said.
“After contacting the owner of the dog we are sad to say the dog has passed away,” police said.
According to a witness, the vehicle was a dark/charcoal colored Ford Mustang with a partial license plate “S”. The driver is described as a white man in his mid-20s with red hair and a beard, police said.
Police say through an ongoing investigation and with parts from the vehicle left at the scene, they have a few good leads.
Anyone with information about the incident is asked to call Byram Township police at 973-347-4008.