Two families are suffering tragic losses because of an accident that police say was caused by a drunk driver. Law enforcement reports that a 31-year old woman has died and a 20-year-old man is behind bars, the result of supposed drunk driving. At last report, he was being held at a New Jersey jail pending a hearing in criminal court.

Authorities said that the crash occurred on Sept. 6 at about 9:15 p.m., killing a West Deptford woman. Reportedly, a Turnersville man was driving a pickup truck south on Route 42 near an intersection in Washington Township. It is believed that he crossed the median and struck a northbound sedan. The driver in that vehicle died at the scene.

As police investigated, Route 42 was closed for six hours. The driver of the pickup truck, who was not injured in the crash, has apparently been charged by authorities with vehicular homicide. At last report, he was being held in the Salem County Correctional Facility. Reportedly, additional charges for driving while intoxicated and aggravated manslaughter may be filed against him. 

Drunk driving impacts everyone, particularly when the charges result from a serious motor vehicle accident. In New Jersey and in every other state, it is a very serious offense. Those who are facing arrest for drunk driving may choose to consult with a criminal offense attorney to guide them through the legal process. An experienced, knowledgeable attorney will be able to build and present the best possible defense case and aggressively fight for the rights of the client.

Source:, “Drunk driver kills South Jersey woman, police say”, Matt Gray, Sept. 7, 2017