New Jersey

Investigation Determines Woman Found Dead on Route 55 in Deptford Died in Crash, Not Hit-Run

Police in New Jersey say there will be no charges for a driver who ran over a woman's body on Route 55 in Deptford Township Friday morning, because the woman was already dead when the car ran over her.

The victim, Anabel Aponte, 32, died when her car ran off the road and hit several trees in the median, authorities said. Aponte was ejected in the crash and died on the roadway, according to police.

As her body lay on the road, officials said, another driver struck her -- but she was already dead at the time, a medical examiner determined.

Police initially believed Aponte had exited her car after crashing it in search of help, and was then struck by a passing driver in a hit-and-run.

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