Driver arrested after deadly farmers market crash in New Jersey

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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.

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)

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.

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