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Man arrested in NJ hit-and-run that killed teen and injured his father: police

Posted at 9:12 AM, Oct 09, 2019
and last updated 2019-10-09 09:15:28-04

TOMS RIVER, N.J. — Authorities say a Toms River man was driving with a suspended license when they say he struck and killed a teenager and injured his father.

Ocean County prosecutors have charged 31-year-old Alexander Politan with causing the death of another while driving with a suspended license and knowingly leaving the scene of an accident resulting in death.

Authorities did not say why his license was suspended.

Police say 15-year-old Jesus Lopez-Grande and his dad were walking home from the boy’s job when they were struck in Lakewood on Oct. 4.

The boy was pronounced dead at the scene. His father was treated for an elbow injury.

Politan is held in the Ocean County jail pending a detention hearing. It’s not known if he has hired a lawyer.