Second Man Arrested in Gruesome Hit-Run That Killed 20-Year-Old Student Walking With Brother in New Jersey

Hudson County authorities have arrested a second man in connection with a hit-and-run that killed a college student and injured his 11-year-old brother last year.

Sergio Ferreyra is charged with hindering, obstruction and other offenses in the death of 20-year-old Michael Viruet, who died 19 days after he and his brother Adrian were hit near a pedestrian bridge Nov. 14 on Kennedy Boulevard in North Bergen.

The Hudson County sheriff's office says Ferreyra owned the 2010 Nissan Rogue that hit the duo. Police say their sister was narrowly missed by the SUV, which drove off after hitting the brothers.

The man who allegedly drove the car was arrested last December and faces multiple charges. Authorities say Ferreyra told the man to hide the car and fix the damages, then tried to report the car stolen.

Viruet, a Hudson Community College student, sustained facial fractures in the crash and had to be put on a ventilator. The impact injured his leg so badly that it had to be amputated.

The younger brother's arm was impaled on a spiked fence and he also sustained a serious head injury.

Ferreyra was arrested at his home in North Arlington Tuesday and was scheduled to appear in court Wednesday. It wasn't immediately clear if he had an attorney.

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