(Updated 11/15 @ 11 p.m.) Nutley police need public’s help finding van that left scene of fatal hit and run

NUTLEY —

On Saturday, Nov. 15 at 11:40 a.m., Nutley police responded to a call of a pedestrian who was struck by a vehicle at the intersection of Centre Street and Ravine Avenue.

The woman was crossing the street and was struck, she sustained serious injuries and later died, reports said.

The vehicle fled the scene and is described as an older model Ford Econoline van, possibly blue or black, police said.

Police are actively trying to identify the vehicle.

Chief Thomas Strumolo says a witness at the scene told police the van took off traveling west on Centre Street and made a right turn on to Franklin Avenue. Anyone who was in the area at the time and who may have witnessed the accident is asked to call the Nutley Police Department immediately at 973-284-4940.

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