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MONROE TWP., N.J. (WPVI) — Family members are mourning an innocent man who was killed in a crash caused by an alleged street racer in Gloucester County, New Jersey.It happened around 10 p.m. Tuesday on the Black Horse Pike near Coles Mill Road. That’s where family members of the victim, 33-year-old Matthew Anderson, were planting a hibiscus tree in his memory on Thursday.”He was a wonderful young man, he would give you the shirt off his back. He just loved life,” said his mother, Carolyn Marsh.Police say one of the racing vehicles was a Subaru Impreza driven by 26-year-old Elliot Festa Jr. of Hammonton. EMBED More News VideosChopper 6 over a fatal crash in Monroe Township, N.J. A witness told police the Impreza and another vehicle were racing at speeds that appeared to be in excess of more than 100 miles per hour.Meanwhile, police say Anderson was either attempted to pull in or pull out of a driveway on the 3500 block of South Black Horse Pike. His car was right in the path of the speeding Impreza, police say, and he was killed in the resulting impact.Festa suffered lower leg injuries in the crash.”I’m very angry,” said Marsh. “They’re racing down that road? That’s senseless, and they took my son’s life? That’s ridiculous!””Mother’s Day is Sunday, and we’re planning his funeral,” said his sister, Danah Hughes. “What he would do for my mom every Mother’s Day is he would buy her a tree, a fruit tree, that way she would have a whole orchard of her own.”Investigators say charges against Festa are pending. ———-Send a breaking news alertReport a correction or typoLearn more about the 6abc apps
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Matthew Tarentino, a Summit cop who taught the DARE program to local elementary students and was beloved in the community, died in the 6:20 a.m. crash on Route 78 in Bernards. Authorities say Tarentino was driving to work when a Toyota Camry going westbound crossed over the median and hit him. Tarentino’s car, also a Toyota Camry, then overturned and was hit by a Honda Accord that was behind him, also going eastbound.
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Devenio, 24, died in a horrific four-car crash on Route 3 in East Rutherford at 3:30 a.m. on Sunday. Friends remembered the New Jersey football standout for being somebody they could always rely on, even with all the “crazy things” he used to do with his friends.
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A 29-year-old New Jersey police officer and father of two young boys was killed in a three-car accident on his way to work Tuesday, authorities say. Jen Maxfield reports. (Published Tuesday, May 30, 2017)

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