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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