TOMS RIVER, N.J. (AP)– A male driving with a suspended license struck 2 men who had been basing on the shoulder of the Garden State Parkway to exchange insurance coverage information after a minor crash of their own, authorities stated. Among the males on the shoulder passed away, and the other was injured.
The fatal accident took place around 11:15 p.m. Saturday in the southbound lanes near milemarker 86 in Toms River, according to the Ocean County Prosecutor’s Office.
Daniel Cintron, 50, of Ossining, New York City, and Frank Puglisi, 21, of Staten Island, had remained in a small crash a brief time earlier. They were exchanging insurance coverage info when both were struck by an SUV driven by Roberto Sandoval-Guerrero, 37, of Toms River, authorities said.
It wasn’t known Wednesday whether Sandoval-Guerrero had a legal representative to promote him.
Cintron was tossed onto the highway, was run over by several vehicles and was pronounced dead at the scene, authorities stated. The Staten Island guy was treated for moderate injuries to his left arm.
Sandoval-Guerrero continued driving but deserted his lorry a brief time later and fled on foot, authorities stated. He was caught in the location of Path 9 and Church Road in Toms River.
Sandoval-Guerrero was charged with vehicular murder, assault by vehicle, intentionally leaving the scene of a deadly motor vehicle mishap, and triggering death or injury while driving with a suspended license.