Arrest made in fatal Jersey City hit and run


On Tuesday, Oct. 13, the Hudson County Prosecutor’s Office Regional Collision Investigation Unit arrested Beato Sepulveda on charges related to the death of a 62-year-old man who was killed in a fatal hit and run on March 18, on Palisade Avenue near Christ Hospital in Jersey City.

Sepulveda, 78, of Jersey City, was arrested and charged shortly after 9:30 a.m. at the prosecutor’s office in Jersey City.

He was charged with Knowingly Leaving the Scene of a Motor Vehicle Collision Causing Death, a crime of the second degree, and Endangering an Injured Victim, a crime of the third degree.

On Wednesday, March 18, 2020, just after 1:30 a.m., the Jersey City Police Department and the Hudson County Regional Collision Investigation Unit responded to Palisade Avenue between Jefferson Avenue and Waverly Street in Jersey City on a report of a pedestrian struck by a vehicle.

The victim,  later identified as Armando Campos-Perez, was pronounced deceased at 2:25 a.m. at Christ Hospital.

The vehicle that allegedly struck the pedestrian did not remain on the scene.

Prosecutor Esther Suarez credited the Hudson County Regional Collision Investigation Unit and the Jersey City Police Department for the investigation and arrest.

The above charges are merely accusations. Sepulveda is presumed innocent until proven guilty