N.J. man fleeing police charged in fatal Mercer crash

Authorities say a man fleeing police after a drug deal crashed his SUV into another vehicle, killing the other driver, authorities said.

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.

State police tried to stop Heaviside’s SUV in Trenton after they saw an apparent drug deal, Mercer County prosecutors said.  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.

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