PHILLIPSBURG, N.J. -

Family and friends paid tribute to man who police say was killed in a hit-and-run pedestrian accident.

A special barbecue honoring Abraham Rivera was held at at Walter's Park in Phillipsburg on Sunday afternoon.

Police say Rivera was killed when he was hit by an SUV on Lehigh Drive in Easton last month.

The driver of the SUV, Francis Roscioli, 22, has been charged with homicide by vehicle.

Friends say Rivera was a caring man.. who doted over his children.