by Carolyne Volpe Curley / Carolyne@WestEssexNOW.com
Yesterday, Asencio, the driver of the van at the time of the collision, was arrested and charged with leaving the scene of an accident causing death, a second degree offense.
The Honorable Alfonse J. Cifelli, Judge of the Superior Court, authorized the arrest warrant for Asencio. He was arrested and transported to the Essex County Correctional Facility in Newark. Bail was set at $150,000 with a 10 percent cash option.
The investigation remains active and ongoing. Anyone with information is asked to contact:
Essex County Prosecutor’s Office Homicide/Major Crimes Task Force tips line
Verona Police Department