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.