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NJ man charged after car-pickup crash that killed 2

July 7, 2019

OLD BRIDGE, N.J. (AP) — Authorities say a man is facing charges following an early morning crash involving a car and a pickup truck in New Jersey that killed two people, including a teenager.

The Middlesex County prosecutor’s office said 23-year-old Tristan Rodriguez of Old Bridge is charged with second-degree vehicular homicide and fourth-degree assault by auto in the Old Bridge crash.

Prosecutors allege that he was intoxicated when his car crashed into the back of the pickup shortly before 4 a.m. Saturday near the JCP&L building.

Twenty-nine-year-old Krystal Diaz of Old Bridge was killed along with a 17-year-old girl whose name wasn’t released. Rodriguez and the 20-year-old truck driver were also injured.

It’s unclear whether Rodriguez has an attorney who could respond to the charges; a listed number for him couldn’t be found Sunday.

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