N.J. Man Charged With DWI Facing Additional Charge After Victim Dies
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.
You May Also Be Interested In These Stories
- City’s 311 Hotline Fields 200 Millionth Call
- 5th Grade Boy Dead After Plunging From Window At Dumont, N.J. School
- Menendez On Expected Corruption Charges: ‘I Have Always Conducted Myself Appropriately’
- Teacher At Bronx Science Accused Of Paying Underage Boys For Nude Photos
(TM and © Copyright 2013 CBS Radio Inc. and its relevant subsidiaries. CBS RADIO and EYE Logo TM and Copyright 2013 CBS Broadcasting Inc. Used under license. All Rights Reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten, or redistributed. The Associated Press contributed to this report.)