WAYNE, N.J. (CBSNewYork) – A man accused of driving while intoxicated and causing a deadly crash at a New Jersey gas station faced a judge Monday.

Prosecutors said 29-year-old Jason Vanderee was speeding and high on drugs when his SUV plowed into the Delta station off Route 23 last week in Wayne.

Watch: Jason Vanderee Appears In Court On Feb. 25, 2019

John Warbeck and his 17-year-old son, Luke, were killed in the crash, along with attendant Lovedeep Fatra.

Family members said John died a day before his 51st birthday and Luke had just gotten his driver’s license before heading to school.

(From left to right): Lovedeep Fatra, John Warbeck and Luke Warbeck

Vanderee was charged with aggravated manslaughter, driving while intoxicated and drug possession.

His lawyer said he doesn’t remember the crash but feels an overwhelming responsibility for the deaths.

Comments (2)
  1. Terry Mi says:

    No bail, now no plea deal. Let him rot in prison for the rest of his life.

    That is the only way to keep him from doing something awful again. He has no self control at all.

  2. Terry Mi says:

    Life in prison for this disgusting repeat crud.

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