Camden, N.J. – A Philadelphia man has been identified as the driver in a fatal hit-and-run incident in Runnemede on Jan. 3 and has been charged for his involvement, according to Acting Camden County Prosecutor Jill S. Mayer and Runnemede Police Chief Paul Dailey.
Gregory Graves, 40, of Philadelphia, is charged with one count of second-degree Leaving the Scene of a Fatal Accident, one count of third-degree Being Involved in a Fatal Accident with a Suspended License, and one count of third-degree Hindering Apprehension or Prosecution.
Officers responded to the intersection of the S. Black Horse Pike and East Clements Bridge Rd. in Runnemede on Jan. 3 shortly before 5 p.m. for a report of a pedestrian struck by a vehicle. When they arrived, they located the victim, identified as Frederick Murray, 61, of Somerdale, suffering from multiple injuries.
Murray was transported to an area hospital where his condition worsened until he passed away on Jan. 11.
Through the investigation, officers located surveillance footage showing a blue Chevrolet Trailblazer as being involved in the accident. An anonymous tip led officers to a Glendora business where they located a blue Trailblazer with noticeable damage to the front grill.
Detectives said Graves was identified as the person operating the vehicle during the time of the incident and was charged on Jan. 16.
He was taken to the Camden County Correctional Facility where he is awaiting a detention hearing.
All persons charged with crimes are presumed innocent until proven guilty in a court of law.