Man indicted in crash that killed UNC mascot
A New Jersey grand jury has indicted a man on charges that he struck and killed UNC's student mascot along a highway in March 2007.Posted — Updated
Prosecutors say Armen Hovsepian's driver's license was suspended when his SUV hit Jason Ray in March 2007.
Ray was walking along a shoulder of Route 4. The 21-year-old was staying at a nearby hotel for the NCAA East Regional finals. The senior from Concord, N.C., had performed as the Tar Heels' mascot for three years.
Hovsepian's 52-year-old father told authorities he was driving and the crash was initially ruled an accident. But police say they later received a tip that the son was behind the wheel.
Hovsepian is charged with causing death while driving without a license. If convicted, the third-degree offense carries up to five years in prison.
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