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Man charged in triple-fatal crash held without bail

February 25, 2019

PATERSON, N.J. (AP) — A New Jersey man charged with killing three people in a multi-vehicle crash will be held without bail.

Jason Vanderee of Glenwood in Sussex County made an initial court appearance Monday, where his lawyer entered a not guilty plea on his behalf. He’s charged with aggravated manslaughter and death by auto while intoxicated.

The Feb. 19 crash at a Delta gas station on Route 23 in Wayne killed 50-year-old Jon Warbeck of Fair Lawn and his 17-year-old son, along with gas station attendant Lovedeep Fatra of Pequannock.

Prosecutors say police found nine bags of heroin and a needle in the 29-year-old’s possession.

Video of the seconds before the crash posted by WPIX-TV shows a car speeding toward two cars lined up at the gas station.