HAMILTON (Mercer) — A drunk driver was charged after he fatally hit a 13-year-old boy riding his skateboard early Thursday, police said.

Mauricio Velastegui, 34, of Hamilton, was charged with death by auto for hitting the boy with his 2012 Toyota Rav 4, which crossed from the westbound lanes to the eastbound lanes of Nottingam Lane about 12:40 a.m., according to police.

Velastegui was issued a summons for driving while intoxicated.

The boy, whose identity was not disclosed, was taken to the Capital Health at Fuld, where he was pronounced dead.

Police ask any witnesses to contact the Hamilton Police Traffic Unit at 609-581-4000. Information may also be left anonymously on the Hamilton Police Crime Tip Hotline at 609-581-4008.

EDITOR'S NOTE: This article has been updated to include the DWI charge.

Contact reporter Dan Alexander at Dan.Alexander@townsquaremedia.com or via Twitter @DanAlexanderNJ

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