Police identify suspect in fatal hit-and-run in North Bergen

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NORTH BERGEN -

Authorities in Hudson County have identified the man accused of leaving the scene of a crash that killed a nursing assistant outside the Hackensack Meridian Health Palisades Medical Center in North Bergen.

The Hudson County prosecutor says that 36-year-old Olvy Torres, of New York, was driving the Hyundai Santa Fe that struck and killed 59-year-old Luisa Valdez Tuesday morning. Valdez was standing at a bus stop on River Road outside the medical center at the time.

Police say that Torres left the area on foot, leaving the SUV. He remains at large. A warrant has been issued for his arrest.

Anyone who may know where Torres may be found should contact the Hudson County Sheriff’s Office Crash Investigation Unit at 201-915-1300 or the North Bergen Police Department at 201-392-2100.

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