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Authorities: Woman struck, killed by van in hit-and-run crash in northern New Jersey


NUTLEY, New Jersey — An elderly woman was struck and killed by a van while trying to cross a street in northern New Jersey.

Nutley police say the accident occurred around 11:40 a.m. Saturday in the area of Centre Street and Ravine Avenue.

The 77-year-old victim was taken to a hospital, where she was pronounced dead a short time later. Her name has not been released, pending notification of relatives.

Police say the woman was struck by a dark-colored Ford Econoline van that fled the scene after the woman was hit.

No other injuries were reported in the accident.

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