Wife of N.J. Judge dies in hit and run

September 19, 2011 2:22:43 PM PDT
Police say the wife of a Superior Court Judge was struck and killed in a hit and run Belleville, New Jersey.

Acting Essex County Prosecutor said Jodi DeSoto, wife of Judge Hector DeSoto died after the accident Saturday night.

Police say DeSoto was crossing the street with a friend when she was struck by an SUV that fled the scene.

The incident took place on Rhode Place around 8 p.m. Saturday night.

DeSoto was a court employee, as she served as team leader in Judge Michael Ravin's court.

Anyone with information is asked to call the prosecutor's office at 877-847-7432 or Belleville police at 973-450-3333.