Photo shows driver wanted after 77-year-old killed in hit-and-run

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This surveillance image shows a van wanted in connection with the deadly hit-and-run of a 77-year-old woman in Newark on Nov. 15, 2014. (Photo: Essex County Prosecutor's Office)

This surveillance image shows a van wanted in connection with the deadly hit-and-run of a 77-year-old woman in Newark on Nov. 15, 2014. (Photo: Essex County Prosecutor’s Office)

NEWARK, N.J. (PIX11) — Days after a 77-year-old woman was killed by a hit-and-run driver in New Jersey, investigators released a piece of evidence key to solving the tragic case.

Surveillance cameras captured the hit-and-run driver about the time of the deadly crash.

Ernesta Fernandez was mortally wounded just before noon on Nov. 15 as she crossed the road at Ravine Avenue and Centre Street, according to the Essex County Prosecutor’s Office.

She was hit by a black Ford Econoline van, the driver of which continued on, leaving the 77-year-old to die in the street. That driver is wanted for questioning, prosecutors said.

A $5,000 reward has been posted for tips leading to an arrest in the tragedy.

Anyone with information in the case is urged to call the Essex County Prosecutor’s Office tip line at 1-877-847-7432 or 1-877-TIPS-4-EC, or the Nutley Police Department at 973-284-4940.

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