Man indicted in hit-and-run crash that killed teen bicyclist

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Saturday, April 2, 2016

PATERSON, N.J. -- A New Jersey man accused of fatally striking a teenage bicyclist while driving on a suspended license has been indicted on charges of knowingly leaving the scene of a fatal accident.

Passaic County prosecutors say 34-year-old Paterson resident James Reinhardt also faces charges of endangering an injured victim and causing death while driving on a suspended license. The indictment was recently handed up by a county grand jury.

Authorities say Reinhardt was driving in Paterson on Aug. 10 when he hit 16-year-old Paterson resident Javier Burgos. The teen was pronounced dead a short time later at a hospital.

Reinhardt faces up to 20 years in prison if convicted on all counts.

A telephone number for Reinhardt could not be located Saturday. It's not known if he's retained a lawyer.