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Driver Charged With Manslaughter In Crash That Killed FedEx Worker

This vehicle had significant damage after a fatal accident near Merrill Park on Feb. 22, 2013. (credit: CBS 2)

This vehicle had significant damage after a fatal accident near Merrill Park on Feb. 22, 2013. (credit: CBS 2)

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WOODBRIDGE, N.J. (CBSNewYork) — One week after a fatal New Jersey accident that killed a FedEx worker, authorities have charged a driver they said was responsible.

James Cunningham, a 72-year-old man from the Iselin section of Woodbridge, was charged with aggravated manslaughter for crashing his minivan into the rear of a parked FedEx truck and killing 43-year-old William Convery III.

Cunningham, who also was injured in the crash on February 22, remains hospitalized at Robert Wood Johnson University Medical Center in New Brunswick.

His bail has been set at $250,000.

Convery had parked his FedEx truck and was standing outside the back of the vehicle when he and the truck were struck around 9:30 a.m. near Merrill Park.

The minivan struck Convery, a married father of three, was only driving the route Friday because he was doing a favor for a co-worker.

On the day of the accident, Convery’s stunned brother-in-law could only watch the aftermath of the crash in disbelief.

“I’m in shock still. I’m in shock still,” Ricardo Urbaez said.

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