A Manalapan man has been charged in connection to a fatal hit-and-run in Old Bridge because he allegedly fled the scene of the accident.
Authorities responded to the area of Route 9 and Ferry Road in Old Bridge around 6:45 a.m. Feb. 15 following the report of a deceased male who was lying on the center median between the northbound and southbound lanes of Route 9.
Upon their arrival, authorities located Anthony Allen, 64, of Asbury Park, who had been struck by a vehicle and was later pronounced dead at the scene, according to information provided by Middlesex County Prosecutor Yolanda Ciccone and Acting Chief Joseph Mandola of the Old Bridge Police Department on Feb. 17.
An investigation by Officer Steven Connolly of the Old Bridge Police Department and Detective Matthew Colonna of the Middlesex County Prosecutor’s Office identified Prince Fitzpatrick, 21, as the driver of the vehicle that struck Allen and then reportedly fled the scene, according to the statement.
Fitzpatrick was charged on Feb. 17 with second-degree leaving the scene of an accident resulting in death and third-degree endangering an injured victim.
The investigation is active and continuing. Anyone with information should call Connolly at 732-721-5600, ext. 3821, or Colonna at 732-745-3317.