Wife charged for hitting, killing husband

July 28, 2008 9:00:39 AM PDT
The wife of a man found dead along a local road is being charged with his death.

Pedro Hernandez's lifeless body was found around 8 a.m. Saturday by a passerby of a bicycle on Williamstown Road near North Grove Street in Winslow Township, Camden County.

Patricia Hernandez has been charge with Leaving the Scene of a Fatal Accident.

Police say Patricia Hernandez was driving on N. Grove Street in Winslow just south of Williamstown Road, to pick up her husband, Pedro shortly before 2 a.m. Saturday, July 26. He had just finished working at the nearby A.C. Moore store.

Investigators say she hit her husband with her car, stopped at the scene and got out, but then got back inside and drove away.

Police charged Patricia Hernandez in her husband's death late Sunday night.

Prosecutors still want to hear from anyone with information about the accident. You can call the Camden County Prosecutor's Office Senior office at (856) 225-8400 or Winslow Police at (609) 561-3300.

Patricia's family says the couple was having marital problems, but they were trying to work it out because of their 5-month-old daughter.

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