New Jersey

Mail Carrier Charged in Deadly NJ Hit-and-Run: Prosecutor

What to Know

  • A mail carrier has been charged in a deadly hit and run in Ridgewood, New Jersey
  • Edward Rao was found on West Ridgewood Avenue near Library Place in Ridgewood Monday evening
  • Raphael Ramos, 47, was charged with leaving the scene of a fatal motor vehicle collision, prosecutors said

A mail carrier has been arrested in the hit-and-run death of a man found lying on a New Jersey road, prosecutors said Saturday. 

Raphael Ramos, 47, of Midland Park, was charged with leaving the scene of a fatal motor vehicle collision, the Bergen County Prosecutor's Office said. It wasn't clear whether he was working at the time of the crash. 

The victim, 54-year-old Edward Rao, was found on West Ridgewood Avenue near Library Place in Ridgewood just before 7:30 p.m. on Monday, prosecutors said. 

He was taken to St. Joseph's Regional Medical Center, where he was pronounced dead. 

Ramos was arrested Saturday and taken to the Bergen County Jail, prosecutors said. His first court appearance was scheduled for Monday in Hackensack. 

It wasn't immediately clear whether Ramos had an attorney. 

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