Camden, N.J. – Detectives are investigating a fatal hit-and-run that happened early Thursday morning in Camden, according to Acting Camden County Prosecutor Jill S. Mayer and Camden County Police Chief Joseph Wysocki.
Camden County Police responded to a report of a car crash on the 1000 block of Diamond St. shortly after 1 a.m. on July 2. When they arrived, they found Florence Polini, 36, of Burlington, lying in the roadway with serious injuries. Polini was transported to an area hospital where she died from her injuries.
Witnesses said a red SUV hit Polini and a parked car in the area before leaving the scene. Through the investigation, detectives found a red SUV parked nearby that had damage consistent with what witnesses reported seeing.
A short time later, police were dispatched to the 3000 block of Springfield Ave. for a report of a carjacking. When they arrived at that location, a man told detectives an unidentified man punched him and stole his vehicle.
Detectives are currently investigating whether there’s a connection between the carjacking and hit-and-run.
Anyone with information that could help detectives is asked to send tips to firstname.lastname@example.org.