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.

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

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