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

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

Thursday, Jan 19, 2012  |  Updated 4:16 PM EDT
View Comments (
)
|
Email
|
Print
2 Killed in NJ; Man Charged With DWI, Death by Auto

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.

Get the latest headlines sent to your inbox!
View Comments (
)
|
Email
|
Print
Leave Comments
What's New
21st Century Solutions
The NBCUniversal Foundation is partnering... Read more
Follow Us
Sign up to receive news and updates that matter to you.
Send Us Your Story Tips
Check Out