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Man sentenced in connection with fatal hit-and-run pedestrian accident in Morris County

MORRISTOWN, NJ (Morris County) – A Morristown man has been sentenced to five years in prison for the fatal hit-and-run of a man earlier this year in Morristown, according to Morris County Prosecutor Robert J. Carroll.

Jermaine Edwards was sentenced on Nov. 17 to 5 years in New Jersey State Prison and a 5 year license suspension following his release from custody, Carroll said.

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 operating the vehicle that struck the man and then fled the scene, Carroll said.

As a result of the investigation, Edwards was charged with one count of second-degree leaving the scene of accident resulting in death and entered a guilty plea on Oct. 18, McDonald said.

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

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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