Police investigating fatal hit-and-run in Burlington Township

Police in Burlington County are investigating a fatal hit-and-run that happened early Saturday.

The Burlington Township Police Department responded to the area of Campus Drive between Sunset Road and Autumn Lane for a pedestrian lying in the roadway at approximately 2:13 a.m. 

Upon arrival, officers discovered that Rochelle Ritter, 46-year-old female from Burlington, NJ, suffered fatal injuries as a result of being struck by a vehicle that then fled the scene prior to passersby locating her and calling 9-1-1.

Ritter was pronounced deceased on the scene.

Initial investigation suggests that Ritter was struck by a vehicle traveling northbound on Campus Drive toward Route 130. Investigators believe that the vehicle involved may have been a tractor trailer or box truck.

This collision is still under investigation by the Burlington Township Police Department with the assistance of the Burlington County Prosecutor’s Office. 



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