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Trenton police search for hit-and-run driver who struck and killed 27-year-old Trenton woman – MidJersey.News

June 10, 2024

TRENTON, NJ (MERCER)–Trenton Police say that on Saturday, June 1, 2024, at approximately 4:30 a.m., Trenton Emergency Medical Services (TEMS) was called to a person down in the street in the 800 block of S. Clinton Ave. At that time, it was believed the person was in cardiac arrest. EMS arrived, found an unresponsive, unidentified female in the street and transported her to Capital Health Regional Medical Center.

At approximately 8:12 a.m., Trenton Communications received a call from a nurse at Capital Health Regional Medical Center. The nurse requested an officer come to the hospital to retrieve a patient who had been admitted earlier that morning with traumatic injuries consistent with a collision with a car. The victim suffered multiple broken bones and other serious injuries.

Detective Vincent Gribbin of the Trenton Police Department's Fatal Accident Unit was contacted to begin the investigation. Trenton Police officers learned that the victim had been taken from the 800 block of S. Clinton Ave. and went to the area. Officers found debris consistent with a car crash. No vehicle in the immediate area had damage consistent with a hit-and-run accident. Detective Gribbin arrived at the hospital and learned that the victim had just gone into cardiac arrest and was pronounced dead. The victim was identified as 26-year-old Shydasia Merrick of Trenton.

Trenton Police are asking the public for help in locating the vehicle that fatally struck a pedestrian. The vehicle has been identified as a white Toyota Rav 4 (model years 2019-2024), possibly an XLE trim or higher with a sunroof and color-matched mirrors. The vehicle is believed to have sustained damage to the driver's side, including the side mirror and headlight assembly.

This investigation is ongoing and is being assisted by the Mercer County District Attorney's Office Serious Collision Response Team. Anyone with information regarding this accident is asked to contact the Trenton Police Department's non-emergency tip line at 609-989-4000 or text our tip line at CRIMES (274637) and include the word TPDTIPS. Alternatively, tips/information can be emailed to tpdtips@trentonpolice.net.


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