Funeral for resident of New Jersey group home killed by hit-and-run driver

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Funeral services will be held for a man killed by a hit-and-run driver.

Funeral services will be held Saturday for the man killed by a hit-and-run driver in Garfield, New Jersey.

42-year-old Giovanni Rivera died of his injuries last week.

The accident happened outside a home for mentally challenged adults where Rivera lived.

Police arrested 59-year-old Paul Frischer of Franklin Lakes in connection with his death.

Frischer of Franklin Lakes is facing multiple charges, including leaving the scene of a fatal accident and endangering an injured victim.


Authorities determined Frischer was the owner and operator of the the vehicle involved in the crash, a 1999 Chevy Suburban that was missing the passenger side-view mirror and has possible damage to the right side of the bumper, hood and windshield.


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