Prosecutor: Man picking up furniture hits, kills man in Manchester, then flees

Authorities say that a man who was giving away some furniture was struck and killed by the man who came to his house to pick it up.

News 12 Staff

Apr 14, 2021, 9:19 PM

Updated 1,138 days ago

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Prosecutor: Man picking up furniture hits, kills man in Manchester, then flees
Authorities say that a man who was giving away some furniture was struck and killed by the man who came to his house to pick it up.
The Ocean County Prosecutor’s Office says that the incident happened Tuesday around 3:45 p.m. in Manchester Township.
The prosecutor says that 62-year-old Kevin Noonan arrived at the home of 69-year-old Jack Gotfried. Noonan struck Gotfried as he backed up his car at a high rate of speed, pinning Gotfried between the rear of the vehicle and a truck parked in front of the house.
Noonan then allegedly drove away, leaving Gotfried lying in the road. Gotfried was pronounced dead a short time later.
Noonan was charged with leaving the scene of an accident resulting in death.
Authorities also say that Noonan was driving with a suspended license at the time.
The Associated Press wire services contributed to this report.


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