PARSIPPANY, NJ — A 12 year old boy was allegedly run over as a victim of a hit-and run accident from a Parsippany man, two weeks ago. The Union County Prosecutor affirmed that Jose V. Marrero, 37, of Lake Hiawatha was to blame.
The acting Union County Prosecutor Lyndsay V. Ruotolo has stated that Jose V. Marrero, 37, of the Lake Hiawatha section of Parsippany, turned himself in on Friday night, and has been charged with leaving the scene of a fatal accident. Marrero is accused of hitting 12-year-old Jeremy Maraj in Union and driving away.
The boy was taken to University Hospital in Newark. He died two days later.
Police say Marrero was driving his work car, a cargo van, when he struck Maraj, who was on his way home from a local park.
Marrero was taken to the Union County Jail after turning himself in, pending a first appearance in Superior Court.
Maraj was a "delightful young man who had a positive impact on anyone he was around," a family friend wrote in an online fundraiser.