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Driver in deadly SUV crash due in Morris County court

August 27, 2013 5:30:21 AM PDT
The driver of an SUV that crashed in northern New Jersey killing three people, including a pregnant woman, is due in court Tuesday.

Luis Torres is expected to appear by video conference for a bail hearing in Morris County Tuesday.

Police say the 37-year-old Jersey City resident was driving family members and friends home after drinking beer most of the day when he lost control of his SUV in Jefferson Township Saturday.

Sixty-two-year-old Lucila Colon and 11-year-old Tevia Booth died at the scene. Thirty-six-year-old Julissa Colon, who was five months pregnant, died at a hospital.

Six people were injured.

Torres is charged with three counts each of aggravated manslaughter and vehicular homicide and five counts of assault by auto.


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