🔹 NJ teen on bike killed in hit and run

🔹 The 14-year-old boy died Friday afternoon

🔹 White work van was sought in deadly crash

SOUTH RIVER — Authorities were searching for a work van after a hit and run left a 14-year-old boy on a bicycle dead on Friday afternoon.

By that night, police had arrested Michael Arena, of South River.

Around 4:21 p.m., South River police responded to Whitehead Avenue near Russel Avenue, according to Middlesex County Prosecutor Yolanda Ciccone.

South River hit and run boy teen killed (Google Maps)
South River (Google Maps)

The victim was taken to a local hospital, where he was pronounced dead shortly after.

Law enforcement searched for the vehicle, said to be white in color, reportedly involved in the crash.

The 63-year-old Arena was taken into custody at his home and ultimately admitted to driving the van.

South River, NJ
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He was charged with aggravated manslaughter and leaving the scene of a fatal motor vehicle crash.

Anyone with potential information was asked to call Detective Kenneth Nale of South River Police Department at 732-254-9002, extension 123 or Sgt. Jonathan Berman of the Middlesex County Prosecutor’s Office at 732-745-4328.

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