Man killed in Washington Twp. crash
A Gloucester County man is facing vehicular homicide charges after a suspected drunk-driving crash in Washington Township overnight left another man dead and injured three others, including a 4-year-old.
The Gloucester County Prosecutor's Office said 26-year-old Michael Williams, of Woodbine, N.J., died after his Honda Civic was struck head-on by a Nissan Maxima just after 12:45 a.m. on Route 47 between County House and Salina roads.
The driver of the Maxima, 27-year-old James Catona, is being charged with vehicular homicide, assault by auto, and hindering apprehension.
Prosecutors say alcohol is believed to have been a factor in the crash.
Two passengers in Williams' vehicle -- his 4-year-old son and a 24-year-old man -- were hurt in the crash and taken to Cooper University Hospital for treatment. Their injuries were not considered life-threatening, and the child was set to be released from the hospital today.
Catona, of Washington Township, also suffered injuries and is expected to be discharged from Cooper today. A passenger in his car suffered minor injuries, prosecutors said.