MONTCLAIR, N.J. (CBSNewYork) — Police on Sunday were investigating a deadly incident involving a bus and a pedestrian in Essex County.
As CBS2’s Ali Bauman reported, police said the driver of the bus kept on going after it mowed down the 26-year-old woman in Montclair.
The Essex County Prosecutor’s office identified the victim as Maya Moar of Israel. Police said she was staying with a family in Montclair as their au pair.
On Sunday, people in the neighborhood left bouquets of flowers in the spot where Moar died – which, with a dark irony, was just at the corner of a cemetery.
Moar was dropped off by a DeCamp bus around 6 p.m. Saturday at Mount Hebron Road and Grove Street. Investigators said it appeared the bus hot Moar as she got off and did not stop.
There is no clear bus stop at the intersection.
Moar was pronounced dead at the scene shortly afterward. As of Sunday evening, there had been no arrests.
CBS2 went to the DeCamp bus terminal in Montclair Sunday. A company representative said DeCamp was deeply saddened by the tragedy and cooperating with authorities in the investigation, but would not provide further information.
The neighborhood where the accident happened is quiet, and there are signs marking the crosswalk. But parents who live near the intersection said it is notoriously dangerous.
“The crossing is always dark at night, and when you get off the bus, you can’t see the traffic coming around — and the cars are very fast as well,” said Jess Sidhu.
“It’s not a very well protected crosswalk and I think there are a number of pedestrians who try to cross in front of traffic at that point,” said Ben Moor.
CBS2’s Bauman asked the Prosecutor’s office about the status of the bus driver, and whether the driver was has been questioned or was still being sought. There was no response as of early Sunday evening.
Anyone with information is urged to contact the Essex County Prosecutor’s tips line at 1-877-TIPS-4EC.