Prosecutor: Atlantic City Man Charged With Leaving Fatal Scene
The Atlantic County Prosecutor’s Office has confirmed that Harris L. Jacobs has been charged with leaving the scene of a fatal pedestrian vehicular crash.
The Atlantic County Prosecutor’s Office is alleging that Harris L. Jacobs struck and killed Orlando Fraga, a 76-year-old man from Atlantic City “on Sunday, September 4, 2022, at approximately 3:35 A.M. on the 1800 block of Atlantic Avenue in Atlantic City, New Jersey, while operating a white 2016 Toyota 4 Runner,” (the Atlantic County Prosecutor’s Office said in a prepared statement) at 9:35 p.m. on Monday, September 4, 2022, 18 hours after the fatal crash.
According to the Atlantic County Prosecutor’s Office, the fatal crash occurred on the 1800 block of Atlantic Avenue in Atlantic City, New Jersey.
Specifically, Jacobs, 26 years old, has been charged with 2nd-degree leaving the scene of a fatal motor vehicle crash resulting in the death of Fraga.
This fatal incident is a collaborative, joint law enforcement investigation between the Atlantic County Prosecutor's Office Crash Investigations Unit and the Atlantic City Police Department.
The standard operating procedure in Atlantic County when an incident results in a fatality, is for the Atlantic County Prosecutor’s Office to take the lead.
The Atlantic County Prosecutor’s office has also confirmed that Jacobs is currently being housed at the Atlantic County Justice Facility.
The prosecutor’s office has requested that anyone with information about this fatal incident, or, other serious crimes to contact the Atlantic County Prosecutor's Office at (609) 909-7800 or you can utilize the Prosecutor's Office Website at https://www.acpo.org/forms/tips-crime-reporting/and provide information by filling out the form anonymously on the Submit a Tip page.
If you prefer, you can send your information anonymously to Crime Stoppers of Atlantic County at (609) 652-1234 or 1-800-658-8477 (TIPS) or visit the Crime Stoppers Website at: crimestoppersatlantic.com
Crime Stoppers offers cash rewards to those who provide information that ultimately leads to the apprehension, arrest, and indictment of individuals who commit crimes in Atlantic County.
SOURCE: Atlantic County Prosecutor’s Office.
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