Authorities: Driver fleeing police hits, kills man
By Mason Medina -
EAST ORANGE, N.J.
(AP) — Prosecutors have filed aggravated manslaughter charges against a
driver who allegedly was fleeing from police when he struck and killed a
man walking his dog on a northern New Jersey street.
Tariq Sewell also faces numerous other charges, including death by auto and heroin possession.
say the 26-year-old Union Township man was speeding and driving with a
suspended license when he hit 55-year-old Darroll Morris of East Orange
around 6:30 a.m. Monday. But they wouldn't say why police were pursuing
Morris was pronounced dead at the scene, and his dog, a
Shih-Tzu, also was killed. The accident occurred less than a block from
Sewell was captured shortly after the crash. Five
other people were in his car, including a teenage girl, but none have