Prosecutors: NJ man fleeing police crashes, kills innocent woman

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Tuesday, September 13, 2016

HAMILTON TWP., N.J. (WPVI) -- Authorities say a man fleeing police after a drug deal crashed his SUV into another vehicle, killing the other driver.

Chandler Heaviside faces numerous charges, including death by auto while under the influence of drugs and causing death while driving with a suspended license. It wasn't known Tuesday if the 22-year-old Jackson man has retained an attorney.

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Chandler Heaviside appears in court via video on Thursday, September 15.

Mercer County prosecutors say state police tried to stop Heaviside's SUV in Trenton after they saw an apparent drug deal. But they say he drove away at a high rate of speed.

The pursuit continued into Hamilton Township but was soon ended.

Prosecutors say the SUV later ran a red light and crashed into a car driven by 22-year-old Deja Farrior, of Trenton. She was taken to a hospital but died there a short time later.