78-year-old Man Charged in Fatal Hit & Run That Took Life of Pedestrian on Palisade Ave. in Jersey City

Hudson County Prosecutor Esther Suarez has released the following information:

On Tuesday, October 13, 2020, 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, 2020 on Palisade Avenue near Christ Hospital in Jersey City.

Sepulveda, age 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 in violation of N.J.S.A. 2C:11-5.1, a crime of the second degree, and Endangering an Injured Victim in violation of N.J.S.A. 2C:12-1.2A, 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, a 62 year old man – later identified as Armando Campos-Perez – was pronounced deceased at 2:25 a.m. at Christ Hospital. The vehicle which struck the pedestrian did not remain on the scene.

Prosecutor 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 and the defendant is presumed innocent until proven guilty. R.P.C.3.6(b)(6).