The driver wanted in the July 6 fatal hit and run in Secaucus that killed a 35-year-old Union City woman has been arrested by detectives with the Hudson County Prosecutor’s Office Regional Collision Investigation Unit.
David Ceausu, 19, from Baltimore, has been charged with knowingly leaving the scene of an accident resulting in death, a crime of the second degree.
Ceausu turned himself in to the Hudson County Prosecutor’s Office with his attorney July 16 just before 1 p.m. The Prosecutor’s Office said this occurred following a widespread press and social media effort that had his name and photo shared with outlets across New Jersey, New York, Maryland, and other locations in the United States and Canada.
On Monday, July 6, members of the Secaucus Police Department responded to the area of the Route 3 Service Road, which is in front of 850 Paterson Plank Road.
Officers were on scene at approximately 7:30 p.m. on reports of a pedestrian struck with life-threatening injuries.
The victim is a 35-year-old Union City woman who was later identified as Reyna Huerta-Flores. Huerta-Flores was transported to Hudson Regional Hospital where she was pronounced dead at 11:16 p.m.
According to the investigation, the victim was walking home to Union City from work in Secaucus when she was allegedly struck by Ceausu who fled the scene. The vehicle Ceausu was driving, a 2020 Chevy Tahoe, was identified and since recovered.
Prosecutor Esther Suarez credited the Hudson County Prosecutor’s Office Regional Collision Investigation Unit and the Secaucus Police Department for the investigation and arrest.
Suarez also thanked the public and the media for the ‘wanted’ coverage related to Ceausu.
The state has moved to detain Ceausu pending trial. The above charges are merely accusations. The defendant is presumed innocent until proven guilty.
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