NEW BRUNSWICK, NJ - A New Brunswick woman has been arrested and charged in the hit-and-run death of a 76-year-old man.
Gregoria Lopez-Rojas, 45, of New Brunswick, was arrested and charged with knowingly leaving the scene of a motor vehicle accident resulting in serious bodily injury in the third degree and driving with a suspended license while involved in a motor vehicle accident resulting in serious bodily injury of another in the fourth degree, according to a press release from Middlesex County Acting Prosecutor Christopher L.C. Kuberiet and Chief Fred Tavener of the Plainsboro Police Department.
Lopez-Rojas allegedly struck and killed Biswanath Bera, 76, of Plainsboro on Oct. 4.
Bera died Oct. 24 at Robert Wood Johnson University Hospital from the injuries he sustained in the hit-and-run incident in Plainsboro, officials said.
An investigation by Patrolman Richard Wolak of the Plainsboro Police Department and Detective Jonathan Berman of the Middlesex County Prosecutor’s Office determined that on Oct. 4 at about 8:03 p.m. Bera was struck at the intersection of Ravens Crest Drive and Scotts Corner Road in Plainsboro.
The driver fled the scene after striking the pedestrian. Bera was taken to the hospital and underwent surgery for his life-threatening injuries.
Lopez-Rojas is currently being held at the Middlesex County Adult Corrections Center in North Brunswick.