Garbage truck driver charged in deadly hit-and-run

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A garbage truck driver is in custody after a fatal hit-and-run in Newark.

Napoleon Tolbert, 53, allegedly hit and killed a 72-year-old man around 1 p.m. Friday near the intersection of Lincoln Park and Pennsylvania Avenue, police say.

He was taken into police custody last night.

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Tolbert is charged with leaving the scene of a fatal crash and failure to render aid to an injured victim.

He is being held in the Essex County jail pending a court appearance.

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