Roselle police hope checkpoint leads to hit-and-run arrest
(05/23/06) ROSELLE ? Police in Roselle quizzed drivers one at a time Tuesday as part of the investigation into the hit-and-run deaths of two young children.
Five-year-old Vanessa Montes and her 2-year-old brother, Hector, were struck and killed while trying to cross Saint Georges Avenue on May 18. The impact of the crash sent the children flying and knocked a shoe off one of the young victims. The children?s mother survived the crash and was released from the hospital the following day.
Police set up a checkpoint along Saint Georges Avenue and conducted brief, one-on-one interviews with drivers in the hopes of getting a tip. Police also handed out flyers as part of the investigative effort. Despite massive traffic delays, drivers say they understand why the police set up the checkpoint. The two young victims were laid to rest in Elizabeth earlier in the day.
Anyone with information on the crash is urged to call the Roselle Police Department at (908) 245-2000 or Crime Stoppers at (908) 654-TIPS.
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