Dad pleads guilty in crash that killed 1 son, hurt another

June 24, 2019 GMT

WILLINGBORO, N.J. (AP) — A New Jersey father who was driving drunk and speeding when he crashed his car, killing one of his 4-year-old twin sons and seriously injuring the other, has pleaded guilty to vehicular homicide.

Burlington County prosecutors say Ossie Thomas also pleaded guilty last week to child endangerment and drunken driving charges. They will recommend that he receive an eight-year state prison term when he’s sentenced Sept. 11.

The charges against the 27-year-old Mount Laurel man stem from a Jan. 8 crash in Willingboro.

Thomas’ car left the roadway and crashed into the woods. Authorities say the boys were not properly restrained in the vehicle.


One boy was pronounced dead shortly after the crash. The other was treated for a traumatic brain injury.