Cousin of No. 1 NBA draft pick Ben Simmons killed in New Jersey hit-and-run

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AJ Ross has more from Hoboken.

Family confirms that the 21-year-old man who was killed in a Hoboken, N.J., hit-and-run on Saturday is the cousin of Ben Simmons, who was picked first in the NBA Draft by the Philadelphia 76ers.

The fatal collision around 3:30 a.m. on Willow Avenue at Sixth Street.

Zachary Simmons, of Ramsey, New Jersey was was pronounced dead at Jersey City Medical Center.

It appears that the impact threw Zachary's body into the rear of a parked vehicle.

According to Hudson County Sheriff Frank Schillari, police are looking for a large black SUV, like a Yukon, Tahoe or Escalade with New York plates.

A picture from surveillance video released by Hudson County Sheriff's Office:

The Hudson County Sheriff's Crash Investigation Unit and Hoboken Police are investigating. Anyone with information on the case is asked to call either agency.
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