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State police: 1 killed in Sunday hit-and-run after exiting SUV on Garden State Parkway

State police say a woman was fatally struck Sunday in a hit-and-run crash on the Garden State Parkway in Toms River after she exited an SUV.

News 12 Staff

Oct 4, 2022, 10:51 AM

Updated 626 days ago

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State police: 1 killed in Sunday hit-and-run after exiting SUV on Garden State Parkway
State police say a woman was fatally struck Sunday in a hit-and-run crash on the Garden State Parkway in Toms River after she exited an SUV.
The crash occurred around 7:19 p.m. at southbound MP 87.2.
According to state police, based on a preliminary investigation, a Jeep Wrangler operated by Barry Braunstein, 66, of Haskell, was stopped in the right shoulder. The passenger of the Jeep, Judith Morillo-Rosario, 53, of Haskell, exited the vehicle and entered the southbound lanes of travel. 
State police say Morillo-Rosario was then struck by an unknown vehicle traveling southbound. She sustained fatal injuries. 
The vehicle that struck Morillo-Rosario did not stop and continued traveling southbound. Braunstein was arrested and charged with DWI. 
The right and center lanes southbound were closed for around five hours.


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