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Man Accused Of Driving Drunk In Crash That Killed Woman In Passaic, N.J.

Passaic Police Vehicle (credit: Levon Putney / WCBS 880)

Passaic Police Vehicle (credit: Levon Putney / WCBS 880)

PASSAIC, N.J. (CBSNewYork/AP) — A woman was killed Wednesday when an allegedly drunken driver slammed into her vehicle on Route 21 in Passaic, N.J.

Passaic police told The Record that Danielle Daszczyszak, 32, of Clifton may have been ejected from her car during the crash, which occurred around 2:30 a.m. Wednesday on Route 21 northbound at River Drive.

She was taken to St. Joseph’s Regional Medical Center in Paterson, where she died a short time later.

The other driver, Adrian Ofarrill, 30, of Newark, had to be extricated from his vehicle, which was on fire when police arrived. He was being treated at a hospital for “serious injuries,” but further details were not disclosed.

Ofarrill was charged with drunken driving and several other motor vehicle offenses, including driving with a suspended license. Authorities said he also may face further charges.

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