A man who previously lived in Mountain Lakes, New Jersey will be spending several years in prison after he pleaded guilty to vehicular manslaughter charges in connection with a fatal DWI crash in July 2015.
The suspect is a 24-year-old male who used to reside in Mountain Lakes in Morris County, NJ. He was charged with multiple crimes and traffic violations after he allegedly caused an accident late at night and killed three people in another vehicle.
The victims were from Kentucky and were all pronounced dead at the scene of the accident.
According to authorities, the suspect drank black maple whiskey before getting into his car that night.
The homicide case was set for trial, but the suspect ultimately reached a plea agreement with prosecutors and pleaded guilty to vehicular homicide and Driving While Intoxicated (DWI).
When the suspect next appears in court for a formal sentencing hearing, he is likely to be sentenced to 21 years in prison.
For further information about this case, go to the NJ.com article, “Driver in Fiery DWI Crash That Killed Family of 3 Pleads Guilty.”