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Pedestrian struck and killed in Somerset County hit-and-run crash, police seek information

FRANKLIN TOWNSHIP, NJ (Somerset County) – Police are investigating a hit-and run crash after a pedestrian was struck and killed by a vehicle in Franklin Township Tuesday night, according to Acting Somerset County Prosecutor Thomas Chirichella.

On February 22, at around 8:29 p.m., Franklin Township Police Department responded to a 9-1-1 call of a female pedestrian struck by a vehicle while crossing Somerset Street near High Street in Franklin Township, Chirichella said.

The driver of the vehicle, which was heading southbound on Somerset Street, fled the scene after striking Treasa M. Daye-Fennie, 50, of New Brunswick. Daye-Fennie was pronounced dead at the scene, Chirichella said.

The Somerset County Prosecutor’s Office Collision Analysis Reconstruction Team (CART) responded to the scene to investigate along with members from the Franklin Township Police Department, detectives from the Somerset County Prosecutor’s Office Major Crimes Unit, and the New Jersey Northern Regional Medical Examiner’s Office.

Anyone with information relating to this fatal hit and run to contact the Somerset County Prosecutor’s Office Major Crimes Unit at 908-231-7100 or the Franklin Township Police Department at 732-873-5533 or via the STOPit app. The STOPit app allows citizens to provide anonymous reports including videos and photos. STOPit can be downloaded to your smart phone for free at the Google Play Store or Apple App Store, access code: SOMERSETNJ. Information can also be provided through the Somerset County Crime Stoppers’ Tip Line at 1-888-577-TIPS (8477). All anonymous STOPit reports and Crime Stopper tips will be kept confidential.

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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