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Audubon, NJ Woman Arrested In Last Week’s Near-Fatal Gloucester Hit-Run

(Angela Gattuso was seriously injured after being hit by a passing Chevy Uplander on South Broadway in Gloucester City. File photo)

(Angela Gattuso was seriously injured after being hit by a passing Chevy Uplander on South Broadway in Gloucester City. File photo)

GLOUCESTER, N.J. (CBS) - Police have made an arrest in connection with a hit-and-run early Friday in Gloucester City that left a young woman in critical condition.

A little after midnight on Thursday night, 21-year-old Angela Gattuso was hit by a Chevy Uplander as she waited for her father to load her broken-down SUV onto his tow truck (see previous story).

Jason Laughlin, a spokesman for the Camden County prosecutor’s office, says the driver who hit Angela immediately took off.

“Over the course of this weekend, we’ve been looking for the driver of that vehicle,” Laughlin told KYW Newsradio.

Then, on Sunday night, Laughlin says, 41-year-old Deborah Cirulli of Audubon came forward:

“She admitted to being the driver, turned herself in to the Audubon Police Department. She’s now charged with leaving the scene of a motor vehicle crash, aggravated assault with an auto, and hindering apprehension.”

Cirulli is being held in lieu of $25,000 bail. Angela Gattuso suffered serious head injuries and is still listed in critical condition at Cooper Hospital.

Reported by Molly Daly, KYW Newsradio 1060.

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