Wednesday, September 27th, 2017
Morris County Prosecutor Fredric M. Knapp and Chief Kevin Smith of the Riverdale Police Department announce the arrest of Timothy P. Miller, 53, of Philadelphia, on charges stemming from a fatal motor vehicle collision during the morning hours of September 25.
At that time, Riverdale Police patrol officers responded to Hamburg Turnpike for a report of a motor vehicle collision involving a dump truck and a bicyclist. Upon arrival, the bicyclist was discovered to have sustained various injuries. He was transported to a local hospital and ultimately succumbed from his injuries. The bicyclist was a 50-year-old male. His identity is not being released at this time.
The driver of the dump truck, Miller, was identified as having left the scene of the collision. The driver and truck were subsequently located at the Riverdale Quarry at 125 Hamburg Turnpike, a short distance from the collision.
It is alleged that Miller was initially questioned about the incident and denied any involvement in the collision.
As a result of this investigation, Miller was charged with one count of Leaving the Scene of an Accident Resulting in Death, a crime of the second degree. He was also charged with Hindering His Own Apprehension, a crime of the third degree. Smith is currently being lodged at the Morris County Correctional Facility pending his First Appearance, which is scheduled for today, September 26.
Members of the Riverdale Police Department, the Morris County Prosecutor’s Office Major Crimes Unit, the Morris County Sheriff’s Office – Criminal Investigation Section, and the New Jersey State Police contributed to this investigation.
A complaint is merely an accusation. Despite this accusation, the defendant is presumed innocent unless he is proven guilty in court.
Anyone with information about this investigation is encouraged to contact the Riverdale Police Department at (973) 835-0034 or the Morris County Prosecutor’s Office Major Crimes Unit at (973) 285-6200.
Any press inquiries can be directed to Fred Snowflack at 973-829-8159 or [email protected].