Posted Thursday, July 12th, 2018
County Prosecutor and Morristown Police Investigating Fatality
Authorities are seeking the public’s help in tracking down information regarding a Wednesday, June 27 fatal hit and run incident in Morristown that resulted in the death of a 27-year-old local man.
The hit and run occurred on the night of June 27 in the area of Martin Luther King Avenue in Morristown. Law enforcement was notified of an injured person who was believed to have been struck by a vehicle which then left the scene.
The victim, later identified at Victor Padilla, Jr., 27, of Morristown, succumbed to his injuries on July 7, at Morristown Medical Center.
Morris County Prosecutor Fredric M. Knapp and Morristown Police Chief Peter Demnitz are asking anyone with information regarding this incident to contact the Morris County Prosecutor’s Office Major Crimes Unit at 973-285-6200, the Morristown Police Department at 973-538-2200, or Morris County CrimeStoppers at www.copcall.org, 973-COP-CALL, or Text 274637 using keyword “MORRISTIP.”
A vehicle believed to have been involved in this incident was located by law enforcement. The circumstances surrounding this incident are still under investigation by the the Morris County Prosecutor’s Office Major Crimes Unit and the Morristown Bureau of Police. There are no charges at this time, but the investigation is active and ongoing.
Multiple other agencies have been assisting in this investigation, including the Morris Township Police Department, the Morris County Sheriff’s Office, and the Morris County Medical Examiner’s Office.
Inquiries should be directed to Public Information Officer Peter DiGennaro at [email protected] or 973-829-8159.