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Prosecutors: Driver in hit-and-run that killed 2 arrested

October 21, 2017

JERSEY CITY, N.J. (AP) — Authorities say the driver of a vehicle who struck and killed two teenagers on a bicycle in Jersey City has been arrested.

The Hudson County prosecutor’s office said that 20-year-old Rashaun Bell was arrested on Friday.

Authorities say the Jersey City resident and three passengers abandoned a car after hitting 15-year-old Elionel Jimenez and 16-year-old Alexander Rosas-Floras. Two of the passengers returned to the scene.

Jimenez died at the scene and Rosas-Floras died at a hospital on Thursday.

Bell will appear in front of a judge Monday. It wasn’t immediately known if he had an attorney to comment on his behalf.

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