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Family, friends remember man killed in hit-run accident

Published On: Sep 01 2013 09:07:34 PM EDT   Updated On: Sep 02 2013 07:05:26 AM EDT

Family and friends paid tribute to man who police say was killed in a hit-and-run pedestrian accident.

PHILLIPSBURG, N.J. -

Family and friends paid tribute to man who police say was killed in a hit-and-run pedestrian accident.

A special barbecue honoring Abraham Rivera was held at at Walter's Park in Phillipsburg on Sunday afternoon.

Police say Rivera was killed when he was hit by an SUV on Lehigh Drive in Easton last month.

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The driver of the SUV, Francis Roscioli, 22, has been charged with homicide by vehicle.

Friends say Rivera was a caring man.. who doted over his children.