Pedestrian fatally struck in Newark; driver arrested

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NEWARK - A pedestrian was struck and killed in Newark early Saturday morning, resulting in the arrest of the driver involved.

Authorities say 25-year-old Christina Cassidy, of Jersey City, was hit by a Honda Civic around 3:30 a.m. while crossing McCarter Highway in the vicinity of Raymond Boulevard.

Police arrested the driver of the Civic, 23-year-old Mauricio Silvera, of Elizabeth, who they say left the scene.

The incident came just two weeks after two New Jersey Transit buses collided in the area, killing two people.

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