HAWTHORNE, N.J. (PIX11) – Authorities have arrested a driver who plowed through a New Jersey farmers market, dragging a woman to her death and hurting two others.
James T. Woetzel, 48, of Hawthorne, faces charges of vehicular homicide and leaving the scene of a crash which resulted in death, the Passaic County Prosecutor’s Office said Monday.
If convicted, Woetzel faces a maximum 10 years in prison.
Woetzel is accused of plowing his pick-up truck through a police barricade and into a farmers market Sunday, striking three people. Witnesses described a chaotic scene that sent people running for their lives and producing flying through the air.
Two victims suffered minor injuries were treated at a hospital and are expected to be OK. A third victim, identified as 58-year-old Hawthorne resident Donna Wine, was killed in the crash.
Bail for Woetzel has been set at $200,000. An investigation into what caused the deadly crash is ongoing.