Camden County Prosecutor Mary Eva Colalillo and Camden County Police Chief Scott Thomson announced Saturday a Camden juvenile has been arrested and charged in connection with a hit-and-run crash that killed a pedestrian in Camden on April 25, 2016.
A 16-year-old male was charged with first-degree aggravated manslaughter Friday (5/13/16) in the fatal hit-and-run of 53-year-old Tia Walker of Camden.
The teen was also charged with second-degree death by auto, second-degree aggravated assault, second-degree leaving the scene of a fatal motor vehicle accident, third-degree endangering an injured victim, third-degree causing death while driving unlicensed, third-degree receiving stolen property.
The victim was struck by a stolen vehicle at approximately 9:50 a.m. on April 25th, 2016, in the area of South 7th and Pine streets. The vehicle was a 2001 silver Cadillac Deville, which was reported to police as being stolen from Camden earlier that morning.
After the crash, the vehicle then traveled to South 7th and Royden streets and stopped on the median. Two suspects fled the vehicle.
The teen suspect was was charged Friday evening and processed at the Camden County Police Department. The suspect was transported to the Camden County Detention Center in Lakeland.
The investigation into the fatal hit-and-run is ongoing.
Anyone with information about the incident is urged to contact Camden County Prosecutor’s Office Detective Douglas Rowand at (856) 225-8514 or Camden County Police Department Detective William Reese at (856) 757-7420.
Information may also be emailed to firstname.lastname@example.org.
All persons charged with crimes are presumed innocent until proven guilty in a court of law.
Released Saturday, May 14, 2016