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Driver pleads not guilty in deadly NJ farmers market crash

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PATERSON, N.J. (AP) — A driver accused of causing a deadly weekend crash at a New Jersey farmers market has pleaded not guilty.

James Woetzel, 48, of Hawthorne, was brought into court in a wheelchair on Wednesday, two days after authorities announced his arrest.

Woetzel is charged with vehicular homicide and leaving the scene of a motor vehicle accident that resulted in death. He remains held on $200,000 bail.

James T. Woetzel, of Hawthorne, faces charges of vehicular homicide and leaving the scene of a crash which resulted in death after he allegedly plowed his pick-up truck into a New Jersey farmers market Sunday, Aug. 11, 2014. (Photo: Passaic County Prosecutor’s Office)

James T. Woetzel, of Hawthorne, faces charges of vehicular homicide and leaving the scene of a crash which resulted in death after he allegedly plowed his pick-up truck into a New Jersey farmers market Sunday, Aug. 11, 2014. (Photo: Passaic County Prosecutor’s Office)

He was ordered to surrender his driver's license and undergo a psychiatric evaluation.

Authorities say Woetzel drove his pickup truck through a barricade on Sunday, hitting three people, knocking over stands and sending produce into the air.

Donna Wine, 58, of Hawthorne, was dragged for three blocks and killed. Two others were treated at a hospital.