New Jersey man hit, killed by car hours after being freed from jail

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Monday, March 12, 2018
Man fatally hit by car the same day he's released from jail
Sandra Bookman has more on a man who was fatally hit by a car on the same day he was released from jail.

KEARNY, New Jersey (WABC) -- A former inmate walked out of jail as a free man, and just hours later was hit and killed by a car.

Police say a driver called 911 after he accidentally ran over a man lying in the road in Kearny, New Jersey.

Police say the 911 caller is not facing any charges. They say a different driver first hit Naphtali Dykes, 30, and left him motionless in the street.

Police were able to track the driver down. He is charged with leaving the scene of an accident resulting in death.


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