What to Know
- The 28-year-old New Jersey man allegedly admitted drinking before driving onto national park property and crashing into a tree
- All three of his passengers, all of them from New York City, were pronounced dead at the scene
- The victims have been identified as 36-year-old Lenny Fuchs, 30-year-old Laura Leong and 27-year-old Zeeshan Mohammed
A New Jersey man faces manslaughter charges following a car crash in Maine's Acadia National Park that killed three people from New York City, authorities say.
Federal court documents indicate 28-year-old Praneeth Manubolu, of Edgewater, acknowledged spending Friday night drinking in downtown Bar Harbor before driving onto national park property. His vehicle crashed early Saturday on the Park Loop Road.
Documents indicate Manubolu dialed 911 after his car crashed into a tree. All three of his passengers died at the scene. Park officials identified them Tuesday as 36-year-old Lenny Fuchs, 30-year-old Laura Leong and 27-year-old Zeeshan Mohammed.
Manubolu, who's charged with three counts of manslaughter, was ordered detained Tuesday until a Sept. 10 detention hearing. His lawyer didn't immediately return a message.