Teen arrested in hit-and-run that killed deaf man in Jersey City

JERSEY CITY, NJ — Police arrested a 19-year-old man who allegedly crashed into a deaf man while driving a stolen SUV and being chased by police, officials said.

Umar King was fatally struck by a stolen SUV when he was waiting for his bus home.

The suspected driver was arrested late Thursday afternoon, prosecutors said. He was allegedly behind the wheel when the SUV collided with another car, spun out of control and careened into a traffic light and bus shelter, killing a 33-year-old man.

Umar King was waiting for a bus when he was hit. His body was thrown almost a block away.

Two people were seen running from the SUV after the crash.

Friends remember King as a good man. King was a FedEx employee, family members said. He was coming home from work when he was killed.

Officials have not yet released the name of the 19-year-old man taken into custody. No additional information was immediately available.