Know Anything? $5K Reward For Info On Essex County Hit-And-Run That Killed Lyndhurst Woman

Authorities are offering a $5,000 reward for information leading to the arrest and conviction of the driver who fatally struck a 75-year-old Lyndhurst woman.

Nutley police

Nutley police

Photo Credit: Nutley PD

Roseann Ratz was crossing the street with a friend near Washington Avenue and Rutgers Place in Nutley when she was hit by a driver who fled the scene on Thursday, Oct. 15, according to the Essex County Prosecutor’s Office.

Ratz was taken to St. Joseph’s University Hospital and pronounced dead just before 8 p.m. the next day, authorities said.

The investigation is active, and no arrests have been made.

Anyone with information is asked to contact contact the Essex County Prosecutor’s Office Homicide/Major Crimes Task Force at 1-877-TIPS-4EC or 1-877-847-7432.  Calls will be kept confidential.

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