TOTOWA, NJ - A Paterson woman was struck and killed by a hit and run driver on Monday.

Police responded to the area of 392 Union Blvd. in Totowa at about 5:18 p.m. on a report of a motor vehicle accident involving a pedestrian, according to a statement issued by Passaic County Prosecutor Camelia Valdes and Totowa Police Chief Robert Coyle. 

First responders upon arrival discovered a woman, who was later identified as Grace Strazza, 69, of Paterson, had been struck by a vehicle as she was crossing Union Boulevard, the report noted. Police say that the vehicle that struck the woman had left the scene before police arrived.  

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Strazza was transported to St. Joseph’s Regional Medical Center in Paterson where she died at about 6 p.m.

The police investigation is ongoing and active. Anyone with information about the incident is urged to contact the Passaic County Prosecutor’s Office at 1-877- 370- PCPO, email or contact the Totowa Police Department at 973-790-3700.