A truly terrible scene unfolded in a New Jersey town this week as a former Ohio State football player was killed after being struck by a vehicle. According to a report from My Central Jersey, former Buckeye Tyrone Harrison was hit by a drag racer over the weekend.
Harrison was walking down Stelton Road in Piscataway when he was hit by the car. The driver of the car reportedly fled the scene and authorities are still searching for the suspect.
Harrison was pronounced dead at the scene. He was 49.
My Central Jersey has more details of the reported incident.
A New Brunswick High School vice principal was killed Saturday when he was struck by a car involved in a drag race while walking along Stelton Road in Piscataway.
Tyrone Harrison, 49, of Somerset, was killed at approximately 9:17 p.m. near Ethel Avenue, according to a news release from Middlesex County Prosecutor Andrew C. Carey and Piscataway Police Chief Scott Cartmell.
At the time of the impact, Harrison was walking from the Edison train station on route to a relative’s house. He was pronounced dead at the scene from the injuries he sustained, the release said.
Harrison was a running back for the Ohio State Buckeyes where he played for two seasons.
Our thoughts are with the Harrison family.