UNION, NJ - July 17, 2019, 12-year-old Jeremy Maraj while crossing Galloping Hill Road near Forest Drive was fatally struck by a hit-and-run driver. The incident occured around 8:00 p.m. when the driver of a white work van struck the child and fled the scene. He was rushed to University Hospital in Newark with life-threatening injuries and was pronounced deceased the next morning.
The matter is currently being investigated as a vehicular homicide by both the Union County Homicide Task Force and Union Police Department. Anyone with information is being urged to contact Task Force Detective Sean Holcomb at 908-358-8377 or Union Police Officer Michael Salerno at 908-851-5070.
The Union County Crime Stoppers also are offering a reward of up to $10,000 for information leading to an arrest and indictment in this case. Tips can be given anonymously by phone at 908-654-TIPS (8477) or online at www.uctip.org .
Tom Ehrhardt, Jeremy's neighbor has created a GoFundMe page to offset the medical and burial expenses. https://www.gofundme.com/f/jeremy-maraj-memorial-fund?utm_source=facebook&utm_medium=social&utm_campaign=fb_dn_postdonate_r&fbclid=IwAR3z4OL2DiIKAfiocr_PnGecwTFPd94bklNxtvwCaUP5gq5MEpCcgqI-WzU