Middletown teacher killed in hit-and-run accident

A man was ordered held on $10,000 cash bail Wednesday in connection with afatal hit-and-run accident in Somerset.

Adam Cooper, 34, was arraigned and charged with leaving the scene of anaccident with death resulting.

Court documents showed Cooper said he was "scared and confused and keptdriving."

According to a police report, Cooper admitted he had smoke marijuana sixhours before the accident. Police said Cooper has a history of reckless driving.

Police said Cooper was driving a black Ford Explorer when he hit KerriHarrison and her husband, Tracey Harrison, on Lepes Road on Tuesday night.

"You can see that her shoes were probably 150 feet away from where her bodywas and her jewelry was strewn about," said Chief Joseph Fereirra of theSomerset Police Department.

Police said Kerri Harrison was transported to the hospital where she waspronounced dead. Tracey Harrison suffered minor injuries.

Investigations were able to track Cooper down because the car's licenseplate fell off on Lepes Road.

Police went to the address the car was registered to and found Cooper'sfather. Police said Cooper's father encouraged his son to surrender to police.

"It's depressing. You just find out it's your neighbors that were in thatterrible accident," said neighbor Michelle Briand.

Kerri Harrison was a mother and a teacher at Forest Avenue Elementary Schoolin Middletown.