Police locate car in New Jersey hit and run that killed teen, injured father

LAKEWOOD, New Jersey (WABC) -- Police say they have found the vehicle involved in the crash that killed a teenager and hurt his father in New Jersey last Friday.

Authorities said 15-year-old Jesus Lopez Grande and his father were walking east on Oak Street in Lakewood around 9 p.m. when they were struck by a Jeep that was also traveling eastbound.

Lopez Grande was pronounced dead at the scene, while his 37-year-old father sustained an elbow injury.

The dark-colored 2014 Jeep Cherokee fled south on Albert Avenue after the crash, police say.

It was later recovered at a home in Toms River and is in possession of police.

On Sunday, the stunned community held a vigil for the victims.

No arrests have been made, and the investigation is ongoing.

And anyone with information is urged to contact the Lakewood Police Department at 732-363-0200.

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