MORRISTOWN, NJ- Cheon A. Lee, age 58, of Chatham New Jersey, has been arrested in relation to a fatal motor vehicle crash involving a pedestrian on June 28, 2019, announced Morris County Prosecutor Fredric M. Knapp.
At approximately 5:13 p.m. on Friday, June 28, 2019, a 68 year old female was fatally struck by a vehicle on Green Village Road near the intersection of Wilmer Street in Madison, New Jersey, said authorities.
According to reports, a vehicle, which was described as a gray Nissan Rogue, fled the scene with heavy front passenger side damage. Following the crash, the vehicle continued north on GreenVillage Road, made a right onto Kings Road, and was last observed traveling eastbound on Kings Road past the Madison Area YMCA at approximately 5:15 p.m, they said.
The pedestrian was critically injured in the incident and was pronounced deceased at Morristown Medical Center. The identity of this individual will not be released at this time, said authorities.
Lee contacted law enforcement and took responsibility for the fatal crash. The Nissan Rogue was located in the area of Lee’s residence with heavy front passenger side damage consistent with the crash, said the Prosecutor’s Office.
Lee was charged with Knowingly Leaving Scene of Accident Resulting in Death, a crime of the second degree.
She was lodged in the Morris County Correctional Facility pending a first appearance in court.
Criminal complaints are merely accusations. Despite these accusations, the defendant is presumed innocent unless and until they have been proven guilty beyond a reasonable doubt in a court of law.
Anyone with further information about this incident is urged to call the Madison Police Department at 973-593-3000 or the Morris County Prosecutor’s Office at 973-285-6200. Anonymous calls can also be made to the Morris County Sheriff’s CrimeStoppers at 973-267-2255.