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NJ man charged with vehicular homicide in crash that killed 3

PARSIPPANY-TROY HILLS, NJ (Morris County) – A Bergen County man has been charged in connection with a fatal motor vehicle crash that occurred on Oct. 18, 2019 in Parsippany-Troy Hills, according to Morris County Prosecutor Fredric M. Knapp.

Miguel Botero, 28, of Dumont has been charged with three counts of second-degree reckless vehicular homicide, Knapp said.

Botero was allegedly the driver of a motor vehicle involved in a multi-vehicle crash that occurred on Interstate 80 eastbound in the area of milemarker 45.2 in Parsippany-Troy Hills, Knapp said.

Botero was allegedly operating his vehicle against the direction of travel at the time of the crash. It is further alleged that he was operating his vehicle under the influence of alcohol at the time of the crash, Knapp said.

The driver and two passengers in another vehicle died as a result of the crash. At this time, the identities of these individuals will not be released, Knapp said.

Botero remains in custody pending a court appearance, Knapp said.

New Jersey State Police Fatal Accident Investigation Unit and the Morris County Prosecutor’s Office Major Crimes Unit contributed to this investigation.

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