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Luisa Valdez killed when struck by alleged hit-and-run driver Olvy R. Torres, 36, on sidewalk of River Road in North Bergen, New Jersey
An SUV jumped the curb in front of Hackensack Meridian Health Palisades Medical Center at about 6:30 a.m., plowed through a covered bus stop and struck the woman, authorities said, adding that the driver fled the scene after the crash.
The man charged in a North Bergen hit-and-run that killed a woman outside of her job turned himself into police on Monday morning after feeling an "enormous amount of pressure" from the public, officials said.
Police determined the SUV was registered to a Paterson woman and they reached out to her by phone. She and her husband were in Florida and her nephew, Olvy Torres, had dropped them off at the airport when they departed.
According to statements made in court, Torres has two young children. Authorities have also mentioned that his girlfriend lives in a condominium complex in North Bergen.
Authorities have seized hundreds of thousands of dollars in cash and arrested a pair of women they say are connected to the man accused of leaving the scene of a fatal crash in September.
Torres additionally pleaded guilty to second-degree money laundering before Judge John Young on Monday. The charge was originally a first-degree crime, which could have landed him in jail for up to 20 years.