NJ Man Faces Drunken Driving Charge In Fatal Crash

ABERDEEN, N.J. (AP) — One man was killed and another faces drunken driving charges following a three-vehicle crash on the Garden State Parkway in central New Jersey.

State Police Sgt. Stephen Jones says two other people were injured in Saturday night’s crash in the southbound lanes near milemarker 120 in Aberdeen Township.

Jones told the Star-Ledger of Newark that a car driven by 20-year-old Eric Pereira of Jackson rear-ended a sport utility vehicle driven by 43-year-old Kevin Donnelly of Middletown around 11 p.m. The SUV overturned, went over a guardrail and landed in a southbound express lane, where it was struck by a minivan.

Donnelly was pronounced dead at the scene and his passengers were hospitalized. Pereira and the minivan driver weren’t hurt.

Pereira was charged with drunken driving and may face additional charges.

(Copyright 2011 by The Associated Press. All Rights Reserved.)

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