ELIZABETH, New Jersey – A hit and run driver killed an off-duty NYPD officer on the New Jersey Turnpike early Sunday morning.
Authorities say 25-year-old Vincent Harrison was behind the wheel of a 2013 Chevrolet Cruze when he changed lanes and a collision occurred with a 2003 Ford Escape.
The accident happened at 3 a.m. in the southbound lanes between Exit 13 and 14A in Elizabeth.
After Harrison’s vehicle came to a final rest on the right shoulder, he exited his vehicle and an Infiniti hit him.
After stopping at the scene briefly, the Infiniti departed the scene prior to State Police arrival, investigators said.
New Jersey State Police says the Infiniti and driver were later located. State troopers are working with the Union County Prosecutor’s Office to determine appropriate charges.
Harrison sustained severe injuries and died at the scene.
He was a member of the 100th precinct in Queens.