LAKEWOOD, N.J. (CBS) – A $3,600 reward is being offered for information leading to the arrest and conviction of a hit-and-run driver wanted for striking a father and son in Lakewood on Friday night. The crash claimed the life of the 15-year-old boy.
Police say the two were walking along Oak Street just after 9 p.m. when they were struck by a dark-colored, newer model Jeep Cherokee traveling eastbound.READ MORE: New Jersey Forest Fire Service Battling Active Wildfire In Bass River State Forest
The father was identified as 37-year-old Jesus Lopez-Ramierz, of Lakewood. He sustained an injury to his elbow and was transported to an area hospital for treatment.READ MORE: Investigation Underway After Man Shot At Motel 6 In Tinicum Township
The 15-year-old, Jesus Lopez Grande, suffered serious injuries and was pronounced dead at the scene.
The vehicle was last seen fleeing the area south on Albert Avenue.MORE NEWS: Bicyclist Struck By Hit-And-Run Driver In Spring Garden
The Lakewood Board of Education is now offering a $3,600 reward. Anyone with information is urged to contact Lieutenant Leroy Marshall at 732-364-2400.