Pedestrian hit in Trenton last month dies in hospital
A city man who was struck by a vehicle last month and left in the street to die has passed away.
Edwardo Martinez, 31, died on August 31, after being hit by a vehicle three days prior.
Police say Martinez was found lying in the street by a passerby who called law enforcement.
Officials believe the hit-and-run happened around 2:40 a.m. on August 28 underneath the Route 1 overpass on Market Street.
Police have not been able to locate the driver of the vehicle and seeks assistance from the public.
If the driver is located, he or she will likely be charged with death by auto.
According to the New Jersey State Police Uniform Crime Reporting Unit, “death by auto” is considered a manslaughter and is therefore not reported as a homicide statistic.
The Trentonian, however, includes death by auto and justifiable police shootings in its yearly homicide count.
Anyone with information about the hit-and-run is asked to call Detective Craig Kirk at 609-989-4167. Or call the TPD Criminal Investigations Bureau at 609-989-4155.