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January 03, 2023

Driver wanted for fatal hit-and-run in Cape May County taken into custody, state police say

Marjorie Straubmuller, 80, was killed on Dec. 29 in a crash in Upper Township

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Marjorie Straubmuller, 80, was killed in a hit-and-run crash in Upper Township, New Jersey on Dec. 29, 2022. The driver has been arrested, state police say.

A motorist that struck and killed an 80-year-old woman in Upper Township last Thursday has been taken into custody, New Jersey State Police said Tuesday.

A silver or grey SUV struck Marjorie Straubmuller, a pedestrian, near the intersection of Stagecoach Road and Brewhause Lane around 6:30 p.m., police said. The vehicle fled the scene. 

In the days after the crash, state police released a sketch of a male suspect wanted in the hit-and-run.

***UPDATE*** The individual who is responsible for this crime has been identified and is in custody. Thank you to...

Posted by New Jersey State Police on Friday, December 30, 2022

Police have not released the name of the driver and no charges have been announced. 

Bob DeMari, a neighbor who was in the area at the time of the crash, told 6ABC that he and his wife, a nurse, provided aid to Straubmuller until first responders arrived.

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"You could tell that she was definitely hit and thrown quite a bit because you could see her shoes about 30 feet away, her glasses, but I was really trying to make sure she was awake," DeMari said. "I was trying to say, 'stay with me.'"

Anyone who may have witnessed the crash, or the events before or afterward, is asked to contact the Woodbine Station Detective Bureau at (609) 861-5698, or the Fatal Accident Investigation Unit at (609) 561-1800, extension 3252.