NEWARK, NJ – Acting Essex County Prosecutor Theodore N. Stephens, II, and Millburn Police Chief Brian Gilfedder announced today that the Millburn Police Department and the Essex County Prosecutor’s Office are investigating a fatal hit and run incident in Millburn that resulted in the death of 76-year-old Lynne Crow.
On Tuesday, Jan. 8, Crow’s body was discovered in the roadway near Chatham and Woodlawn Roads in Millburn. Initially, it was thought she suffered a medical episode. The victim was transported to Morristown Memorial Hospital, where the treating physician informed police that it appeared she had sustained injuries consistent with being hit by a motor vehicle.
Following an autopsy by the Regional Medical Examiner’s Office it was determined she died from blunt force trauma consistent with being hit by a motor vehicle. Consequently, the matter is being investigated by the Essex County Prosecutor’s Office as a vehicular homicide.
The investigation is active and ongoing. At this time, no suspects have been identified.
Anyone with information is urged to contact the Essex County Prosecutor’s Office Homicide/Major Crimes Task Force tips line at 1-877-TIPS-4EC or 1-877-847-7432.