A Montclair NJ man faces charges for aggravated manslaughter and vehicular homicide after allegedly causing a car crash that led to the fatal heart attack of another person.
The deadly car crash occurred in the Lincoln Tunnel in September 2014.
According to law enforcement, the 39-year-old suspect was behind the wheel of a red BMW that slammed into a Mercedes minivan. The suspect was allegedly speeding through the tunnel and traveling in excess of 90 miles per hour when he crashed into the other vehicle.
After being struck by the BMW, the minivan subsequently slammed into a jitney bus.
A passenger in the minivan, a 49-year-old Summit NJ man, suddenly went into cardiac arrest. He was immediately rushed to St. Luke’s-Roosevelt Hospital in New York City. Unfortunately, doctors were unable to save him; he died as a result of the heart attack.
Two other individuals sustained minor injuries in the accident. They were taken to Bellevue Hospital in New York to receive medical treatment and were later released.
Now the suspect in the case faces serious criminal charges for aggravated manslaughter and vehicular homicide. He was indicted on the criminal offenses in early July.
During a court appearance in Hudson County Superior Court, the suspect’s attorney said that the suspect may have lost consciousness while driving because of a medical condition.
The suspect is currently being held at the Hudson County Jail in lieu of $250,000 bail.
For more information about this case, check out NJ.com article entitled “Montclair Man Charged with Manslaughter in September Lincoln Tunnel Crash.”