Indictment in alleged Hoboken hit-and-run that killed basketball star’s cousin

first_img× HOBOKEN — A Hudson County grand jury returned an indictment against Mark T. Nicholas, age 51, of Brooklyn on Feb. 28 charging him with second degree crime of Death by Auto and the second degree crime of knowingly leaving the scene of a motor vehicle accident resulting in death.Nicholas was the alleged driver of a black Cadillac Escalade that struck and killed Zachary Simmons on the corner of Willow and Sixth Streets in Hoboken on Jun. 25 last year.Simmons, a 21-year-old from Ramsey, was struck at approximately 3:30 a.m.The Ramsey High School graduate was the cousin of recent Philadelphia 76ers draft pick Ben Simmons.Simmons, was pronounced dead at 4:25 a.m. at Jersey City Medical Center.Nicholas is scheduled to be arraigned in Superior Court in Hudson County on March 13.last_img