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Arrest made in crash that killed Ben Simmons’ cousin two days after NBA draft

2016 NBA Draft

NEW YORK, NY - JUNE 23: Ben Simmons is interviewed after being drafted first overall by the Philadelphia 76ers in the first round of the 2016 NBA Draft at the Barclays Center on June 23, 2016 in the Brooklyn borough of New York City. NOTE TO USER: User expressly acknowledges and agrees that, by downloading and or using this photograph, User is consenting to the terms and conditions of the Getty Images License Agreement. (Photo by Mike Stobe/Getty Images)

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HOBOKEN, N.J. (AP) -- Authorities say an arrest has been made in a New Jersey hit-and-run that killed the cousin of Ben Simmons, the No. 1 pick in this year’s NBA draft.

Officials plan to announce details Friday at Hoboken Police Headquarters.

Authorities say 21-year-old Zachary Simmons died after being struck by an SUV while crossing a street in Hoboken on June 25. The vehicle fled the scene.

Ben Simmons played one season for Louisiana State University before being selected by the Philadelphia 76ers. The victim’s mother told WCBS-TV that her son had gone with Ben Simmons to the NBA draft the week he was killed.

After the fatal crash, Ben Simmons wrote in a Twitter post: “Hearing the news this morning is a reminder to never forget the important things in life.”