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N.J. Man Charged With DWI Facing Additional Charge After Victim Dies

Victim Died Saturday, Two Days After Collision
Prosecutors announced Victor Kwak will face an additional charge after the woman he struck while allegedly driving drunk died from her injuries. (credit: Bergen County Prosecutor's Office)

Prosecutors announced Victor Kwak will face an additional charge after the woman he struck while allegedly driving drunk died from her injuries. (credit: Bergen County Prosecutor’s Office)

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HACKENSACK, N.J. (CBSNewYork/AP) – A man accused in a drunk driving crash will face stiffer charges after the woman he struck has died from her injuries, prosecutors announced.

Bergen County prosecutors tell The Record that they will file homicide by auto charges against 22-year-old Victor Kwak of Rutherford. He initially was charged with aggravated assault by auto and drunken driving after the accident, which occurred around 7:40 p.m. Thursday in East Rutherford.

Authorities say Kwak lost control of his car and struck a curb, then swerved onto a sidewalk and hit 28-year-old Sandra Munoz-Molina of Carlstadt. She was taken to a hospital, where she died from her injuries on Saturday.

Kwak remains jailed on $75,000 cash bail. It was not known Sunday if he had retained an attorney.

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