Pedestrian lodged in car’s windshield has died in Ocean County, N.J.

 Prosecutors say Marcos Ortega continued to drive after striking Kenneth Moeller (Photo: Ocean County Prosecutor's Office)

Prosecutors say Marcos Ortega continued to drive after striking Kenneth Moeller (Photo: Ocean County Prosecutor's Office)

A pedestrian who was struck by a car in New Jersey and then became lodged in the vehicle’s windshield has died.

Ocean County prosecutors say 61-year-old Kenneth Moeller of Lanoka Harbor died Monday night, a week after he was struck on a highway shoulder.

Investigators say the driver, 33-year-old Marcos Ortega, hit Moeller and then continued driving for about 1 1/2 miles before he was stopped by police.

Ortega, of Little Egg Harbor, was charged with leaving the scene of a motor vehicle crash and causing serious bodily injury to another while driving under the influence. Now that Moeller has died, prosecutors say he will likely face more serious charges.

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Ortega remained jailed Tuesday on $150,000 cash bail. It’s not known if he has retained an attorney.

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