Tuesday, April 23, 2013
Jeffrey Ziesler was killed when he was struck by a bus at Newark Liberty International Airport, prosecutors say
A bus driver has been arrested in the November hit-and-run accident at Newark Liberty International Airport that killed a Howell man, authorities said. Fidel Ortez, 47, of West New York, was been charged with second egree leaving the scene of an accident resulting in death and third degree endangering an injured victim, according to the Essex County Prosecutor's Office. Jeffrey Ziesler, 61, of Howell, was struck by a bus in the long-term parking lot at the airport on Nov. 12, around 4 a.m., prosecutors say. The indictment says Ortez failed to stop and render assistance to Zeisler, according to a release. Ortez was arrested at his place of employment on Friday. He was released after posting $50,000 bail, the release says.
Thursday, October 18, 2012
The accident happened on Oct. 13 outside Damon's Grill on Route 9.
Freehold resident Kristina Tipps was traveling northbound on Route 9 in Marlboro when she was involved in what became a hit and run accident. A male driver hit the back of Tipps' Toyota Camry in front of Damon's Grill on Route 9 Northbound in Marlboro, and took off once Tipps said she wanted to call the police. "He was trying to get around the stop and go traffic that happens on the weekends," Tipps said. "When he hit me, he got out of his car and insisted there was no damage to any cars, and stood in front of my door blocking me from exiting." By the time Tipps found her phone, which had flown around her car due to the impact, Tipps said the male driver then became irritated and left. The male driver, in a 90's model black Toyota Rav 4 or…
Thursday, July 19, 2012
Abel Hernandez-Betancourt, 28, faces charges of vehicular homicide, knowingly leaving the scene in fatal crash
The Lakewood driver who allegedly left the scene of a fatal head-on collision on Route 70 in December, killing a Toms River woman, has been indicted on a charge of vehicular homicide by an Ocean County grand jury. Abel Hernandez-Betancourt, 28, of Lakewood was indicted last week on two counts in the Dec. 17 crash that killed Jean McCarthy, 71, of Toms River, and seriously injured her husband, Edward McCarthy, 74. He faces one count of vehicular homicide on the charge of driving while intoxicated and causing Jean McCarthy's death, and one count of knowingly leaving the scene of a motor vehicle accident resulting in death. According to police reports at the time, Jean McCarthy was being driven home by her husband after a prior minor accident…