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New Jersey farmers market turns deadly

A deadly crash at a farmers market in New Jersey has led to the arrest of a man who apparently ran from the scene of the accident. In doing so, he reportedly dragged one woman for about three blocks, under his truck. That woman was killed, and the first responders said that she died before she could be taken to a hospital.

The crash happened just after two in the afternoon. Witnesses said that they first heard the truck as it plowed through a barrier to get to where people were standing, and then they heard screams as it ran into people. One witness noticed that a woman had become trapped under the truck, she says, and she tried to chase it down as the driver sped away. She was yelling at him to stop.

The woman who died was 58 years old. Two other people were injured in the crash.

The police tracked down and arrested the man that they think is responsible. He is 48 years old. They booked him for both vehicular homicide and for leaving the site of a deadly crash. His bail was then established at the amount of $200,000.

Witnesses are now asking why the man did it and why he refused to stop. They said that the barricade was set up properly and that the tents where vendors were selling food were easily visible. The police do not believe, at this time, that drugs or alcohol played a part in the crash.

Deadly car accidents may happen very quickly, but it is important for the families of those who have been killed to take their time and look into all legal options so that they truly understand their rights after an event like this.

Source: CBS New York, "Driver Charged In Crash That Killed Woman At NJ Farmers Market" Aug. 11, 2014

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