Bronx DA: New Jersey Man Indicted for Fatal 2020 Hit and Run of Food Delivery Worker in Bronx



Defendant Was Driving Without License; Evaded Authorities for Two Years


             Bronx District Attorney Darcel D. Clark today announced that a New Jersey man has been indicted for recklessly driving on the Grand Concourse, leading to the death of a Bronx food delivery worker in 2020.


District Attorney Clark said “The defendant accelerated and ran a red light, striking a food delivery worker on a bicycle. His alleged reckless actions ended the life of the victim, who was delivering food in the middle of the pandemic. I send my deepest condolences to the victim’s family, who had to wait for two years for the defendant to be brought to justice.”


District Attorney Clark said the defendant, Yeramil Alvarez, 22, of Ridgefield New Jersey, was arraigned today on Leaving the Scene of an Incident without Reporting, Reckless Driving, and Aggravated Unlicensed Operation of a Motor Vehicle before Bronx Supreme Court Justice Albert Lorenzo. Bail was continued at $25,000 cash, $75,000 bond.


          According to the investigation, at approximately 7:47 p.m. on September 23, 2020, near the corner of East 180th Street and Grand Concourse, the defendant was allegedly stopped in a 2020 Black Genesis sedan and accelerated when leaving the location. Alvarez was speeding and ran a red light, striking Victorio Hilario-Guzman, 37. The victim, who was on a bike making a food delivery, flew from his bike and hit his head against the curb. The defendant allegedly immediately fled the scene without stopping after crashing into Hilario-Guzman. The victim was taken to St. Barnabas Hospital where he was pronounced dead hours later.        


Alvarez’s license had been suspended at the time of the incident. To evade authorities, the defendant allegedly drove the vehicle to a hotel in New Jersey. The vehicle was a rental for which the defendant allegedly used a fake Pennsylvania license plate and provided an inaccurate call back number. The vehicle was found totaled in Michigan a month after the incident. The defendant was arrested on September 19, 2022 after he was stopped in Manhattan for driving with a suspended license.


The case is being prosecuted by Assistant District Attorney Katerina Kurteva of Trial Bureau 60, under the supervision of Jeffrey Kimelman, Chief of the Vehicular Crimes Unit, and under the overall supervision of James Brennan, Deputy Chief of the Trial Division, and Theresa Gottlieb, Chief of the Trial Division.


District Attorney Clark thanked BXDA Detective Investigator Ubong Edet and BXDA Senior Detective Investigator Iftekhar Khan for their assistance; and Trial Preparation Assistants Jamece Hill and Joshua Marrero, both of the Vehicular Crimes Unit, for their work in the investigation.


District Attorney Clark also thanked NYPD Sergeant Randal McFarland formerly of the Bronx Collision Investigation Squad, currently of the 115th Precinct.


An indictment is an accusatory instrument and not proof of a defendant’s guilt.

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