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Morris County man charged in hit-and-run crash that injured 3 bicyclists

BOONTON TOWNSHIP, NJ (Morris County) – A Morris County man has been charged for a hit-and-run crash that injured three bicyclists in April, according to Boonton Township police.

On April 8, Boonton Township police responded to a motor vehicle crash involving three bicyclists in the area of Powerville Road and Meadowbrook Road, police said.

The three bicyclists suffered injuries and were transported to the hospital, police said.

Following a lengthy investigation by the Boonton Township Police Department Detective Bureau, Ramon Rios, 76, of Boonton was identified as the suspect in the hit-and-run crash, police said.

Rios was charged with three counts of leaving the Scene of an accident involving serious bodily injury, three counts of assault by auto, reckless driving, leaving the scene of an accident, and failure to report an accident, police said.

Rios was released pending a court appearance, police said.

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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