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Piscataway Man Accused of Killing Boy, Critically Injuring Child' Mother in Highland Park Pleads Not Guilty

By kcora on
Highland Park

The 21-year-old Piscataway man, accused of killing 6-year-old boy and critically injuring his mother in Highland Park, enters not guilty plea this morning.

On Jan. 16, police responded to Raritan Avenue (Route 27) shortly after 3 p.m. for a report of two pedestrians struck by a vehicle.

The two victims, a 37-year-old woman and her 6-year-old son, were walking home from synagogue when they were struck, according to authorities. Both were transported to Robert Wood Johnson University Hospital in New Brunswick, where the boy was pronounced dead. The mother remains n the hospital in critical condition.

Dennis Nieves Shang Zhen Huang, of Piscataway, appearance on charges of death by auto and aggravated assault in connection with the crash that killed Chaim Kraus, 6 and critically injured his 37-year-old mother, Rachel.

According to investigations, based on surveillance videos of the accident determined he was traveling at a high rate of speed. Huang struck the curb, hit a pole, hit another pole, hit a concrete planter and then the two victims.

Huang remains at the Middlesex County jail in lieu of $200,000 bail.

Despite Huang attorney's request to lower his bail to $100,000, judge put the decision off.