What to Know
- A 54-year-old man was killed by in a hit-and-run in New Jersey, authorities say
- Edward Rao was found on West Ridgewood Avenue near Library Place in Ridgewood Monday evening
- He was pronounced dead at an area hospital; officials are asking for the public's help in finding the person behind the wheel who fled
Authorities are asking for the public's help in their investigation into the hit-and-run death of a man found lying on a New Jersey roadway Monday evening.
The victim, 54-year-old Edward Rao, was found on West Ridgewood Avenue near Library Place in Ridgewood just before 7:30 p.m., according to Bergen County prosecutor's office.
He was taken to St. Joseph's Regional Medical Center, where he was pronounced dead.
Investigators believe that Rao was hit by a dark-colored SUV, but don't know the make and model. The car continued going westbound on West Ridgewood Avenue toward Midland Park after the hit-and-run.
Anyone with information is asked to contact investigators at 201-226-5595 or 201-652-3900.