A second man was arrested Oct. 12 in connection with the hit-and-run death of a New Brunswick High School vice principal, said the Middlesex County prosecutor and the Piscataway Police Department chief.

The suspect, 21-year-old Sohjah Powell-Warner of Piscataway, who is alleged to be the administrator of the “78 Imports” Facebook page and Instagram account, was charged with two counts of hindering law enforcement, authorities said.

Suspect charged in hit-and-run death of high school vice principal

Authorities believe that the individuals involved in the hit-and-run death of high school vice principal Tyrone Harrison on Oct. 6 were part of the drag racing club called “78 Imports,” which races illegally on public roads.

On Oct. 11, after a call for public assistance to help find the suspects allegedly connected to the drag racing accident, authorities arrested and charged Freddy Garcia, Jr. of Piscataway with multiple accounts including first-degree manslaughter.

Authorities allege that Garcia was the driver of the 2003 Honda Accord that that struck and killed Harrison while on Stelton Road at approximately 9:17 p.m. near Ethel Road in Piscataway when he was walking to a relative’s house after leaving the Edison train station.

New Brunswick HS vice principal killed by drag racer in hit-and-run

Authorities alleged that Powell-Warner “purposely altered” the “78 Imports” social accounts after the fatal hit-and-run occurred.

Middlesex County Prosecutor Andrew Carey has said this “tragic death was entirely preventable and unnecessary. … Drag racing on public roads is dangerous and irresponsible.”

The investigation remains active. Anyone with information is asked to call Piscataway Police Officer Meredith Robbins at 732-562-7652 or Prosecutor’s Office Detective Jonathan Berman at 732-745-4328.

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Christopher Lang is a freelance correspondent for MonroeNow. Previously he was part of The Record-USA Today Network and served as an editor for a decade at NJMG.

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