Police Charge Driver with Drunk Driving Following Fatal New Jersey Crash

Posted on Apr 20, 2011

On April 2, 2011 a three-vehicle accident killed one person and injured two others on the Garden State Parkway. The crash occurred around 11 p.m. near mile marker 120 in Aberdeen.

New Jersey State Police report that a Chevrolet Cobalt hit the back of a Ford Freestar in the local lanes of the Parkway. The impact of that collision allegedly caused the Freestar to overturn, go over a guard rail and land in the express lane where it was hit by a Toyota Sienna.

The driver of the Freestar has been identified as 43-year-old Kevin Donnelly. Mr. Donnelly was pronounced dead at the scene of the crash. One of his passengers, 42-year-old Erin Small, was taken to Robert Wood Johnson University in serious condition. She suffered internal injuries. The other passenger, 48-year-old Kenneth Mackenzie, was taken to Jersey Shore Medical Center with back and neck injuries.

The driver of the Chevrolet Cobalt has been charged with drunk driving. He was not injured, and the investigation into this New Jersey fatal accident is continuing.

We extend our condolences to the family, friends and colleagues of Mr. Donnelly, who was an editor at the Staten Island Advance newspaper, and we extend our best wishes for a full and quick recovery to Ms. Small and Mr. Mackenzie.

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