Numerous charges have been filed against an alleged hit-and-run driver who authorities say struck and killed two pedestrians as they walked along a highway in northern New Jersey last month.
Jason Askew of Paterson was charged this week with leaving an accident scene, tampering with evidence and hindering his own apprehension. The charges stem from a March 17 accident on eastbound Route 46 in Clifton that killed a 28-year-old Passaic woman and a 35-year-old Brooklyn, N.Y. man.
Authorities tell The Record newspaper that they tracked down the sport utility vehicle Askew allegedly was driving by using vehicle debris found at the accident scene.
Askew's bail was set at $250,000, and it was not known Saturday if he had retained a lawyer.
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