Man arrested and charged after 22-year-old killed in Nutley hit-and-run

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Monday, February 19, 2024
Arrest made in deadly New Jersey hit-and-run on Valentine's Day
Police have arrested 42-year-old Dhkir Robinson in connection to the fatal hit-and-run.

NUTLEY, New Jersey (WABC) -- Police have made an arrest following the hit-and-run death of a 22-year-old pedestrian in Nutley, New Jersey.

Authorities arrested 45-year-old Dhkir Robinson in connection with the fatal collision that killed Wiston Perlaza, 22, on Wednesday.

According to officials, Wiston was struck while walking with a date on Valentine's Day. He was pronounced dead at the scene.

His date was taken to a local hospital and treated for non-fatal injuries.

Robinson has been charged with leaving the scene of an accident resulting in death, operating a motor vehicle resulting in death with a suspended license, and endangering an injured victim.

The investigation remains active.


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