MANCHESTER TOWNSHIP, N.J. (AP) — A man who was giving away some furniture was struck and killed by a hit-and-run driver who came to his house to pick it up, authorities said.

The accident in Manchester occurred around 3:45 p.m. Tuesday, according to the Ocean County Prosecutor’s Office, when 62-year-old township resident Kevin Noonan arrived at the home of 69-year-old Jack Gotfried.

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(Credit: Ocean County Prosecutor’s Office)

Noonan struck Gotfried as he backed up his car at a high rate of speed, pinning Gotfried between the rear of the vehicle and a truck parked in front of the house, prosecutors said. Noonan then drove away, leaving Gotfried lying in the road with severe injuries to his lower body.

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Gotfried was soon flown to a hospital but was pronounced dead there a short time later.

Noonan, who authorities said was driving with a suspended license, was arrested later Tuesday when he was seen walking along a road in nearby Lacey. He’s charged with leaving the scene of an accident that resulted in death, and it wasn’t known Wednesday if he’s retained an attorney.

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