BOSTON (MyFoxBoston.com) -- A 34-year-old Somerset man is facing charges for his alleged connection to a fatal hit-and-run in Somerset.
Adam Cooper, of Somerset, is charged with leaving the scene of an accident resulting in death.
Investigators accuse Cooper of hitting 35-year-old Kerri Harrison and her husband on Lepes Road at about 8:30 p.m. Tuesday. Harrison was forced onto the hood of the Cooper's car, which continued traveling. died as a result of her injuries. Harrison was a third grade teacher at Forest Avenue School in Middletown, R.I.
Police recovered a license plate at the scene, which they traced back to Cooper. Approximately 45 minutes after the crash, he turned himself in.
Court proceedings Wednesday revealed that Cooper has a lengthy criminal record in both Massachusetts and Rhode Island. He has a prior history of two marijuana possessions, as well as a charge of operating under the influence.
While at the elementary school where Harrison taught the third grade, staff, parents, and especially students -- are devastated over the loss.
"Kerri had a knack for bringing out the very best in every student. She was able to find his or her spark," said Middletown school superintendent Rosemarie Kraeger.
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