CARNEYS POINT TOWNSHIP, NJ (SALEM COUNTY) – Two people were killed in an accident yesterday involving the driver of a tractor-trailer who was allegedly under the influence, reports NJ.com.
The accident occurred around 4 p.m. near milepost 2.4 on Interstate 295 in Carneys Point Township.
At the time of the accident, the two victims were working on a disabled Honda Civic that was stopped on the side of the road and parked in front of an Infiniti G20. They are New Castle Delaware woman Desiree Pulliam, 29, and Philadelphia resident Heber Barreiro-Lopez, 30.
61-year-old Eduardo Villasenor-Aguilar, of El Paso, Texas, was driving a Freightliner truck that struck the Infiniti after he traveled onto the shoulder. The Infiniti then crashed into the Honda, killing the two victims at the scene.
Villasenor-Aguilar was taken into custody and is facing a charge of driving while under the influence and two charges of vehicular homicide. He is currently being held in Salem County Correctional Facility.
The accident led authorities to close the rightmost lane on I-295 for several hours.
The crash remains under investigation at this time.
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