South NJ Man Indicted in Deadly Hit-and-Run Crash

Sunday, Jul 14, 2013  |  Updated 6:16 AM EDT
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Man Indicted in Deadly Hit-and-Run Crash

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Police have arrested a Mystic jewelry store owner.

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A man who allegedly was driving drunk when he struck and killed a man mowing the lawn outside a southern New Jersey business has been indicted on death by auto charges.

Thirty-one-year-old Ismael Lopez-Bautista of Bridgeton is also charged with knowingly leaving the scene of a fatal motor vehicle crash in the indictment handed up this week by a Cumberland County grand jury.

Authorities have said Lopez-Bautista was driving on South Delsea Drive when his vehicle veered off the road and hit a 26-year-old Vineland man. Lopez-Bautista then allegedly drove off, but was apprehended about a mile away.

Lopez-Bautista remains jailed, and it was not known Saturday if he has retained an attorney.

 

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