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Man, 51, arrested in fatal hit-and-run crash of pedestrian in Morris County

MORRISTOWN, NJ (Morris County) – Police have arrested the driver allegedly responsible for a fatal hit-and-run crash involving a pedestrian Saturday night in Morristown, according to Morris County Prosecutor Robert J. Carroll.

Jermaine Edwards, 51, of Morristown was charged with one count of second-degree leaving the scene of accident resulting in death.

On Aug. 12, at around 9:01 p.m., police responded to a motor vehicle crash involving a pedestrian in the area of Lafayette Avenue and Lackawanna Place, Carroll said.

Officers identified a male victim, who was dead, to have been struck by a motor vehicle that then fled the area, Carroll said.

A further police investigation revealed that Edwards was allegedly operating the vehicle that struck the man and then fled the scene, Carroll said.

Edwards was lodged in the Morris County Correctional Facility pending a detention hearing, Carroll said.

The Morristown Police Department, the Morris County Sheriff’s Office, and the Morris County Prosecutor’s Office assisted in the investigation.

Anyone with information is encouraged to call the Morris County Prosecutor’s Office Major Crimes Unit at 973-285-6200 or the Morristown Police Department at 973-538-2200.

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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