Victim killed in hit-and-run identified as 23-year-old Mujahid Henry

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Linden police say a pedestrian was struck by a vehicle and killed early Friday morning in the 1,200 block of East Linden Avenue. Linden police say a pedestrian was struck by a vehicle and killed early Friday morning in the 1,200 block of East Linden Avenue.
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Authorities have identified the man killed in an early morning hit-and-run crash Friday.

The Union County Prosecutors’ Office says 23-year-old Newark resident Mujahid Henry was struck and killed by a vehicle driven by 33-year-old Elizabeth resident Eduardo Perez.

Police say Perez struck Henry near the 1200 block of East Linden Avenue. They say the impact sent Henry into a nearby parked car, killing him.

Police say Perez drove into Elizabeth and abandoned his 2007 Ford Escape SUV on the 700 block of Lidgerwood Avenue after colliding with several parked vehicles. He was arrested several minutes later by Elizabeth police.

Perez was charged with death by auto and leaving the scene of a fatal accident.

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