†††††††††††††††††† †††† Middlesex County Prosecutorís Office

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††††††††††††††††††††††† †††† *News Release*†††††††††††††††† Date: April 2, 2012

 

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Ford Edge sought in fatal hit and run

 

 

††††††††† Middlesex County Prosecutor Bruce J. Kaplan and Anthony A. Caputo, director of the New Brunswick Police Department, announced today that authorities are actively searching for the driver of a Ford Edge that fled after striking and killing a 52-year-old pedestrian who was on her way to church.

 

††††††††† Investigators have determined that it was a dark-colored, newer model Ford Edge that was traveling at a high rate of speed when it struck Silvia Reyes-Ramos on March 30, 2012, at 7:06 p.m. as she was crossing Somerset Street at the Alexander Street intersection in New Brunswick.

 

Ms. Reyes-Ramos, the mother of four children, was taken to Robert Wood Johnson University Hospital in New Brunswick, where she was pronounced dead on March 31, 2012 at 12:32 a.m.

 

An autopsy performed by the Middlesex County Medical Examinerís Office determined Ms. 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 Prosecutorís Office determined that the driver of the SUV was on Somerset Street, heading north toward the cityís downtown area at a high rate of speed when the victim was struck.

 

Ms. Reyes-Ramos was alone when she was hit by the SUV.

 

She was married and was the mother of three daughters, ages 36, 29, and 18, and a 9-year-old son.

 

Anyone with information is asked to contact Officer Smith of the New Brunswick Police Department at (732) 745-5005, or Investigator Crocco of the Middlesex County Prosecutorís Office at (732) 745-4471.

 

 

Silvia Reyes-Ramos, Victim