Trenton Daughter and Father Die from Injuries Sustained in Father’s Day Head-On Crash
On Monday, June 17, 2013, life support was discontinued for the four-year-old daughter of a man who was killed on Father’s Day in a head-on crash. As reported by The Times and published by nj.com on June 17, the little girl had been critically injured in the crash that killed her 28-year-old father, and her surviving family had made the decision to keep the girl on life support so that it would be possible to donate her organs. Her brother, age seven, survived the crash with lacerations and broken bones.
The children’s stepmother had married their father just a year and two months ago. Together they had one daughter, age two, who was not a passenger in the vehicle at the time of the crash. The crash occurred in Hamilton on Route 29. According to the authorities, the head-on crash happened when a Camden, New Jersey motorist was driving south in the northbound lanes just prior to 3:30 a.m. At 65 miles per hour, both vehicles collided. The driver who was traveling in the wrong lane has been charged with two counts of death by auto, two counts of assault by auto, and driving while intoxicated. He is being held on an immigration detainer and $250,000 cash bail at the Mercer County Correction Center.
According to the Mercer County Prosecutor’s Office, the man charged was arrested in Texas a few weeks ago for driving under the influence and had never been issued a U.S. driver’s license.
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