- Associated Press - Thursday, June 30, 2016

ROBBINSVILLE, N.J. (AP) - Authorities say a New Jersey high school student was talking on her cellphone while driving when she struck and killed her school district’s superintendent when he was jogging.

Mercer County prosecutors said Thursday that the 18-year-old was charged with death by auto and leaving the scene of the accident.

Authorities say she was late for a class trip when she hit Robbinsville Superintendent Steven Mayer in April, killing him and his dog.

Prosecutors did not release her name because she was 17 when it happened. She was charged as a juvenile.

She also received citations including for improper use of a cellphone.

Mayer was the married father of three sons. His wife taught at an elementary school in the district.

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