Deadly hit and run: Husband jumped on wife’s car and fell off, cops say
FAIR LAWN — After a man who jumped onto the hood of a car to prevent a woman from leaving a domestic dispute died falling off the car, the woman is facing charges for allegedly fleeing the scene.
Bergen County Prosecutor Gurbir S. Grewal said on the morning of May 6, Daniel Offield had jumped onto the hood of 33-year-old Ammara D. Chaudry's car, falling off a short time later and suffering serious injuries. Grewal said police had gotten reports of a hit-and-run motor vehicle accident involving a pedestrian when they found Offield.
The man was taken to the St. Joseph's Regional Medical Center, where he was pronounced dead. Chaudry continued to drive away from the scene of the crash and did not notify the authorities, Grewal said.
Chaudry had been arrested on the day of the accident and charged with leaving the scene of a motor vehicle collision resulting in serious bodily injury. Grewal said the charge has since been upgraded to leaving the scene of a fatal motor vehicle collision.
Grewal said Chaudry turned herself into the Fair Lawn Police Department on May 19 and is scheduled to appear in court for a first appearance on June 2.
A GoFundMe page has been established for Offield's family, which has raised more than $3000 in 10 days.
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