Arrest made in hit-and-run death of high school vice-principal in New Jersey

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Friday, October 12, 2018
Drag racer arrested in NJ hit-and-run death
Police made an arrest in the hit-and-run death of a New Jersey vice-principal.

PISCATAWAY, New Jersey (WABC) -- Authorities have made an arrest in the hit-and-run death of a high school vice-principal in New Jersey.

21-year old Freddy Garcia Jr. of Piscataway was charged Thursday with causing the death of 49-year old Tyrone Harrison

Authorities say Garcia was drag racing when he lost control of his car and struck Harrison, a vice-principal at New Brunswick High School.

Garcia then abandoned his car and fled before reporting falsely that his car had been stolen, authorities said.

Garcia is charged with aggravated manslaughter in the first degree, knowingly leaving the scene of an accident resulting in death in the second degree, causing death while driving with a suspended license in the third degree, hindering in the third degree, and false reports to law enforcement in the fourth degree.

In addition, Garcia was issued 12 motor vehicular summonses which include reckless driving, careless driving, racing on highway, leaving the scene involving personal injury, failure to report collision, failure to keep right, suspended driver, unlicensed driver, unregistered vehicle, uninsured vehicle, fictitious plates, and no inspection sticker.

Harrison was pronounced dead at the scene Saturday night after he was struck while walking from the Edison train station en route to a relative's house when he was struck on Stelton Road near Ethel Avenue in Piscataway.

AJ Ross has more on the high school vice principal killed by drag racers over the weekend.


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