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Woman identified in Allentown hit-and-run

Witnesses said suspect dumped car, ran off

ALLENTOWN, Pa. - The woman struck in an Allentown hit-and-run Tuesday night has been identified.

Allentown police confirm the victim is Ruby Marrero, 32, of Allentown.

Family members say Ruby is in a coma and in very serious condition. 

A South Whitehall Township man has been arrested in relation to the incident.

Allentown police charged Joshua Stockman, of the 2000 block of Huckleberry Road, with single counts of aggravated assault by vehicle and accidents involving injury, both felonies. District Judge Karen Devine arraigned the 35-year-old Thursday morning, setting bail at $50,000.

Lehigh County pre-trial services approved a 10 percent cash option, and Stockman has since been released after posting bail.

Investigators said Stockman was driving north in the 400 block of North Sixth Street just after 8:30 p.m. Tuesday, when he hit the victim who was crossing the street mid-block, according to court records. Authorities allege Stockman was speeding.

After Stockman allegedly hit the woman, witnesses reported seeing his car back up, drive around her and speed away, according to court records.

He ditched the car about a half block away and ran from the area on foot, police said.

The Lehigh County District Attorney’s Office said in a statement that the victim remains unidentified and in critical condition at Lehigh Valley Hospital Cedar Crest in Salisbury Township.

Stockman’s next court date is a preliminary hearing tentatively scheduled for March 2.

A gofundme page has been started to help out Ruby's family with any financial assistance they may need. 



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