A Dover NJ man has been charged with vehicular manslaughter for allegedly causing a fatal car accident.
The suspect is a 36-year-old man from Dover in Morris County, New Jersey. According to authorities, the suspect was driving a four-door pickup truck and intoxicated when he caused a single-vehicle accident that left two people dead.
The suspect’s truck reportedly struck a wall after the suspect lost control while turning from West Clinton Street onto Route 46 in Dover, NJ. It was just after 1:00 a.m. and the suspect and his passengers were reportedly returning from a birthday celebration.
The accident injured a total of four people, one of whom died almost immediately. The other three accident victims were rushed to a local hospital for medical treatment. One of those victims eventually died at the medical facility.
According to prosecutors, the suspect and the two men who died in the crash were siblings.
When police officers talked to the suspect, they reportedly observed him with red eyes and slurred speech.
The suspect was arrested and charged with numerous offenses, including two counts of death by auto and one count of Driving While Intoxicated (DWI).
For additional information about this case, read the NJ.com article, “Driver Faces More Charges in Birthday Crash That Killed His Brothers.”