A 15 year old Atlantic Highlands girl who was struck by a hit and run driver Tuesday evening on Route 36 in the Leonardo section of Middletown died as a result of her injuries this afternoon, according to a report in The Two River Times.
Marissa Procopio was crossing the highway at the intersection of Ave D at approximately 8:25 pm when she was stuck by a light grey compact car traveling west. The car fled the scene before police arrived. Marissa was transported via Medivac helicopter to Jersey Shore Medical Center in Neptune. She succumbed to her injuries at 3:46 this afternoon.
A review of videotape of provided by local business owner Michael D’Alessio resulted in the Middletown Police to announce that the vehicle which struck Marissa was driven by Toni Marletta, 49, of Leonardo.Art Gallagher | Filed under: Atlantic Highlands, Middletown, Monmouth County News | Tags: Atlantic Highlands, Leonardo, Marissa Procopio, Michael D'Alessio, Middletown Police Department, Monmouth County News, Route 36, Toni Marletta | Comments Off on Atlantic Highlands Girl, 15, Succumbs To Hit And Run Injuries