Police make arrest in deadly Barnegat hit-and-run crash

Authorities have arrested the driver who they say fatally struck a 61-year-old woman in Ocean County and fled the scene.

Police have charged Cassie Hansen for a fatal hit-and-run in Barnegat earlier this week.

Police have charged Cassie Hansen for a fatal hit-and-run in Barnegat earlier this week. (8/9/16)

BARNEGAT - Authorities have arrested the driver who they say fatally struck a 61-year-old woman in Ocean County and fled the scene.

The Ocean County Prosecutor's Office says the crash occurred around 7:50 a.m. Monday as Marie Thorne was walking along Ridgeway Street in the area of Bayview Boulevard in Barnegat. The township woman was later pronounced dead at a hospital.

Police say they received a tip about a vehicle matching the description on Route 9 in the township on Monday afternoon. Officers flooded the area and found a tan Chevrolet Silverado with front passenger side damage in a driveway on Center Street. 

After an investigation, Cassie Hansen, 27, of Barnegat, was arrested and charged with knowingly leaving the scene of a motor vehicle accident that resulted in death. 

She’s being held in the Ocean County Jail on a $150,000 bond with no 10 percent option.

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