Gloucester TWP – A Williamstown woman was the victim of a one-car accident early Saturday evening after the vehicle she was traveling in crashed on Route 42 in Blackwood, according to reporters. The weekend was marred by another deadly accident which claimed a woman from Williamstown.
Police identified the victim as Itay Massoquoi, 29 years old and resident of Williamstown. She was riding in the backseat and during the collision was partially ejected from the vehicle.. Witnesses saw that the vehicle spun out of control and crashed into some trees before overturning. The 29-year old passenger was pronounced dead at the scene.
New Jersey State Police reported that the operator, identified as Monte Brown, 30 years old and also a resident of Williamstown, was driving DUI at the time of the accident. Charges are being prepared and he will soon be facing numerous charges for the crash.
Another passenger of the vehicle, identified as Anita Saunders, 36 years old from Clayton was seated up front at the time of the accident. She and Brown were transported to Cooper University Hospital in Camden for treatment of undisclosed injuries that were not believed to be life-threatening. The accident remains under investigation.
In New Jersey, a person with a BAC of 0.08% or greater who operates a motor vehicle or a boat is considered to be driving under the influence (DUI). Being convicted of a DUI is a serious offense, carrying heavy penalties including: payment of fines, fees & surcharges; suspension of license; ignition interlock device; jail time and rendering community service.
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