Tyrone Harrison

New Brunswick High School

Prosecutors: Drag Racer Charged In Hit-Run Death Of NJ High School Vice Principal

October 12, 2018 - 10:50 am
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PISCATAWAY, N.J. (WCBS 880/AP) -- Police have made an arrest in the hit-and-run death of a New Jersey high school vice principal allegedly run over by a drag racer.
 
Middlesex County prosecutors say Freddy Garcia, 21, faces multiple charges, including manslaughter and causing death while driving with a suspended license.
 
Authorities say Garcia was racing multiple vehicles Saturday night when he lost control of his vehicle and struck 49-year-old Tyrone Harrison in Piscataway as he was walking from a train station to a relative's house. Harrison, a vice principal at the New Brunswick High School, was pronounced dead at the scene. 
 
Authorities say Garcia fled the scene and later made a false report that the car, which wasn't registered or insured, had been stolen. He's due to make his initial court appearance Friday, but it wasn't known if he's retained an attorney.

(© 2018 WCBS 880. The Associated Press contributed to this report)