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Driver Arrested Who Critically Injured Montclair State University Student, Sources Say


CLIFTON, NJ - A suspect has been arrested in the hit-and-run of Montclair State University student Anna Semioli, sources say. 

Semioli's sister confirmed on facebook that the driver turned himself in. 

Gina Semioli posted this commentary to facebook, "Thank you so much everyone for sharing all of our posts. The person who struck my sister has turned himself in. We now need to continue to pray for Annie!!!! It still does not change all the pain we are going through. My sister is still fighting for her life!!!"

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While walking along Route 46 in Clifton, near Valley Road, 22-year-old Semioli was struck by a motor vehicle on Friday, October 9 at 12:03 a.m. She was taken to St. Joseph's Medical Center in Paterson, where she remains in a coma in critical condition.

Since the incident, her family has been actively searching for answers, taking to social media to try to locate the driver and offering a $10,000 reward for an arrest. 

A color and description of the vehicle was released earlier this week, as law enforcement officials closed in on a suspect. The vehicle was described as a dark-colored Ford F-150.

The Clifton Police Department and Passaic Count Prosecutor's Office continue to investigate the accident.

UPDATE: Michael Choynowski, 27, of North Arlington, was the suspect arrested for his role in the hit-and-run.

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