Rider student charged in hit-and-run

By Rachel Stengel and Katie Zeck

A Rider sophomore was charged Wednesday in connection with the hit-and-run death of a 54-year-old Trenton man on Oct. 28, according to the Mercer County Prosecutor’s Office.
Laura Gallagher, 19, a business administration major and shortstop for the Rider softball team, was charged with the second-degree crimes of death by auto and leaving the scene of a motor vehicle accident resulting in death.

 

Sophomore Laura Gallagher was charged with death by auto and leaving the scene of a motor vehicle accident.

Gallagher allegedly was the driver of one of two vehicles that struck the man who was walking across Parkside Avenue near Ives Avenue in Ewing, the incident occured at about 10:40 p.m.
Gallagher turned herself into Ewing Township police on Wednesday. She was placed in the Mercer County Correction Center with bail set at $250,000.

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