New Brunswick HS vice principal struck, killed by street race drivers

Posted: Updated:
PISCATAWAY -

The vice principal of New Brunswick High School was struck and killed by street racers, according to the Middlesex County Prosecutor’s Office.

Authorities say that Tyrone Harrison, 49, was killed near Stelton Road and Ethel Avenue in Piscataway Saturday evening. He was walking from the Edison train station to a relative’s house.

Officials say that several cars were drag racing on Stelton Avenue prior to the crash. Police believe that the drivers are a part of the “78 Imports,” a car club that races on public roadways.

Authorities say that one of the drivers, believed to be driving a 2003 Honda Accord, struck Harrison and then kept going.

Law enforcement officials are now looking for that driver.

“This tragic death was entirely preventable and unnecessary. Drag racing on public roads is dangerous and irresponsible,” Prosecutor Andrew Carey said in a statement.

Anyone who may have any information is asked to contact officials at 732-562-7652 or 732-745-4328.

  • Top StoriesNewsMore>>

  • Parts of New Jersey could see up to 4 inches of snow Saturday

    Parts of New Jersey could see up to 4 inches of snow Saturday

    Friday, January 17 2020 12:40 PM EST2020-01-17 17:40:52 GMT
    Portions of the Garden State are expected to see some snow Saturday.
    Portions of the Garden State are expected to see some snow Saturday.
  • Family of slain Jersey City detective receives much-needed gift -- a new minivan

    Family of slain Jersey City detective receives much-needed gift -- a new minivan

    Friday, January 17 2020 10:38 AM EST2020-01-17 15:38:15 GMT
    Family of slain Jersey City detective receives much-needed gift -- a new minivanFamily of slain Jersey City detective receives much-needed gift -- a new minivan
    Family of slain Jersey City detective receives much-needed gift -- a new minivanFamily of slain Jersey City detective receives much-needed gift -- a new minivan
    The family of Detective Joseph Seals, who was killed last month in Jersey City, will receive another much-needed gift -- a new minivan from the Route 23 Honda Dealership in Pompton Plains.
    The family of Detective Joseph Seals, who was killed last month in Jersey City, will receive another much-needed gift -- a new minivan from the Route 23 Honda Dealership in Pompton Plains.
  • Man charged with arson in massive Bound Brook fire to remain in jail

    Man charged with arson in massive Bound Brook fire to remain in jail

    Friday, January 17 2020 12:19 PM EST2020-01-17 17:19:35 GMT
    Man charged with arson in massive Bound Brook fire to remain in jailMan charged with arson in massive Bound Brook fire to remain in jail
    Man charged with arson in massive Bound Brook fire to remain in jailMan charged with arson in massive Bound Brook fire to remain in jail
    A judge has ordered the man suspected of starting a fire that destroyed multiple buildings in Bound Brook’s downtown, displacing dozens of area residents, to remain in jail because he says he is a danger to the community.
    A judge has ordered the man suspected of starting a fire that destroyed multiple buildings in Bound Brook’s downtown, displacing dozens of area residents, to remain in jail because he says he is a danger to the community.
sorry to interrupt
your first 20 are free
Access to News 12 is free for Optimum, Comcast®, Spectrum Networks® and Service ElectricSM customers.
Please enjoy 20 complimentary views of articles, photos, and videos during the next 30 days.
you have reached your 20 view limit
Access to News 12 is free for Optimum, Comcast®, Spectrum Networks® and Service ElectricSM customers.
Please login or create an account to continue enjoying News12.
Our sign-up page is undergoing maintenance and is not currently available. However, you will be given direct access to news12.com while we complete our upgrade.
When we are back up and running you will be prompted at that time to complete your sign in. Until then, enjoy the local news, weather, traffic and more that's "as local as local news gets."