Prosecutors upgraded charges against a driver accused of striking a New Jersey pedestrian and driving with the man lodged in the vehicle's windshield.
Ocean County prosecutors say 33-year-old Marcos Ortega is now charged with vehicular homicide and leaving the scene of a fatal accident. The new charges were filed Wednesday, two days after 61-year-old Kenneth Moeller, of Lanoka Harbor, died from injuries he suffered in the Nov. 10 accident in Ocean Township.
Ortega has been jailed since the accident occurred. His bail now stands at $250,000 cash, and it's not known if he's retained an attorney.
Investigators say Ortega struck Moeller on a highway shoulder and then continued driving for about 1 1/2 miles before he was stopped by police.