North Bergen Police Investigating to Find Hit-and-Run Driver From Last Year

Photo of Omar Monroig, right with hat, from his Facebook Memorial Page

This evening, the North Bergen Police Department will have an informational check point near the intersection of Tonnelle Ave. and 62nd St. to try and find the driver who killed Omar Monroig, 42,  last March. 

The Butler resident was hit  by a “dark-colored” vehicle on March 23 while crossing Tonnelle Avenue between 51st and 52nd streets around 11:45 p.m., police said. He was taken to Hackensack University Medical Center, where he died from his injuries on April 1.

The checkpoint will be active from 9 p.m. Friday night until 1 a.m. Saturday morning as police try to uncover more details about the active case.

“The goal is to try and re-enact the night that this happened,” George Monroig, Omar’s older brother, told Hudson County TV.

“I’m very hopeful the driver will be caught, because we’re never giving up. We’ve been working with the North Bergen Police Department, the media and even a private investigator to make sure we cover all bases.”

“We want to keep putting information out. We just want some closure and justice for my brother.”

The Monroig family lost Omar, a championship body builder, in March of last year and initially put out a $5,000 reward for any details about the car accident that took his life.

Given the time that his passed, George Monroig also reiterated that he family bumped the reward is all the way up to $20,000 in October.

He also indicated that North Bergen police are in the process of establishing a Facebook and Twitter account to provide all the details they are working with so far.

A composite sketch of what the driver who killed Omar Monroig looks like is provided below.

hit and runPhoto provided by the North Bergen Police Department.

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