A Jersey Shore resident who left the scene of an accident where a pedestrian later died has been arrested and charged.

Acting Atlantic County Prosecutor Cary Shill announced Wednesday that 25-year old Matthew Cademartori of Northfield has been charged with leaving the scene of a fatal accident last Saturday in Absecon.

The accident occurred in the early Saturday morning hours and Absecon Police and the Atlantic County Prosecutor's Office Crash Investigations Unit learned that Cademartori was heading eastbound on the White Horse Pike at the time he allegedly struck Talmadge Franklin, 67, of Absecon who had been walking eastbound at the time he was hit by the car.

Cademartori then fled the scene of the crash, Acting Prosecutor Shill said, and was placed under arrest at his home two days later.

He was charged with second degree Leaving the Scene of a Fatal Motor Vehicle Crash.

Cademartori was then brought to the Absecon Police Department, was processed and then brought to the Atlantic County Justice Facility where he remains, pending a detention hearing.

Assistant Prosecutor Kathleen Robinson is representing he state in this case.

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