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

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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.

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