NEW BRUNSWICK — Middlesex County Prosecutor Bruce J. Kaplan and Anthony A. Caputo, director of the New Brunswick Police Department, announced Thursday that authorities have obtained a photo of a sport utility vehicle that fled after striking and killing a 52-year-old pedestrian who was on her way to church.
The photo shows a dark-colored 2012 or 2011 Ford Edge, which was traveling at a high rate of speed when it stuck the woman on March 30, at 7:06 p.m. as she was crossing Somerset Street at the Alexander Street intersection in New Brunswick.
The woman, Silvia Reyes-Ramos of New Brunswick, was taken to Robert Wood Johnson University Hospital in New Brunswick, where she was pronounced dead at 12:32 a.m. on March 31.
An autopsy performed by the Middlesex County Medical Examiner’s Office determined Reyes-Ramos died from multiple blunt force injuries.
Officer Mark Smith of the New Brunswick Police Department and Investigator Scott Crocco of the Middlesex County Prosecutor’s Office determined that the driver of the SUV was on Somerset Street, heading north toward the city’s downtown area at a high rate of speed when the victim was struck.
Reyes-Ramos, the mother of four children, was on her way to church when she was hit by the SUV. The children were not with her when she was struck.
Authorities are asking anyone with information to contact Officer Smith of the New Brunswick Police Department at 1-732-745-5005, or Investigator Crocco of the Middlesex County Prosecutor’s Office at 1-732-745-4471.
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