2 Killed in NJ; Man Charged With DWI, Death by Auto

Herman Chandler, 34, has been charged in the fatal fiery chain-reaction crash

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    Hudson County authorities say two people were killed and one badly burned after a drunk driver crashed his truck into a cab starting a fiery chain-reaction crash in Jersey City.

    Thirty-four-year-old Herman Chandler of Jersey City was charged with two counts of death by auto and one of driving while intoxicated. The charges were reported by The Star-Ledger.

    Authorities say the crash happened around 9:30 p.m. Wednesday when Chandler smashed his truck into a taxi, which burst into flames and was shoved onto a sidewalk.

    A passenger in the cab, 44-year-old Jersey City resident James Fuller was killed. So was a pedestrian, Jairo Carmelo.

    The cab driver was injured but is expected to survive.

    Chandler was in custody Thursday.