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2 killed, 3 injured in drunk-driving crash on Good Friday

The Easter holiday is a time when families get together to visit; they may participate in children's events with their kids or go out to eat. Whatever goes on, the day can easily be ruined during travel if someone drives drunk. If you're hit by a drunk driver while you're out with your family, you could be left suffering not only with your own injuries but also with the loss or pain of those around you.

One person has been charged in a crash that left two people fatally wounded. A 23-year-old man was arrested following a head-on collision on Good Friday. The collision resulted in the death of two grandparents who were in the vehicle with their family members following a local Easter egg hunt.

The news reports that the man was driving his Ford Explorer south on Route 523 when he hit the oncoming Toyota Camry that contained two children, their father, and their grandparents. The accident happened at around 2:45 p.m.

After the accident, the man was charged with multiple counts of second degree death by auto, reckless driving, three counts of fourth degree assault by auto, and for driving under the influence. The 23-year-old man was not hurt in the collision. Initially, he was held on bail, but it was revoked when he appeared in court.

The two people who passed away were a 79-year-old grandfather and 75-year-old grandmother. Their family members were also injured; the 43-year-old man was taken by ambulance to the local Morristown Medical Center for minor injuries, and his two children were taken to receive treatment as well. The 5-year-old boy was treated and released, but his 10-year-old sister may have suffered a broken femur.

Source: NJ.com, "1 charged in crash that killed 2 in family car returning from egg hunt," Craig Turpin, March 26, 2016

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