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Philly woman charged for crash in Expressway that resulted to 2 deaths

Last June, a deadly car mishap resulted to two fatalities, including a juvenile and four others who sustained injuries along the Expressway of Atlantic City. A woman from Philadelphia has been charged in connection with these incidents.

A pickup truck overturned along the Expressway of Atlantic City in South Jersey ejected from the vehicle a 4-year-old boy, a 35-year-old man and four others. Police identified as Roselyn Kornegay, age 45 as the driver white Ford truck that was traveling west along the lanes of the highway at the vicinity of 22.7 mile marker at about 7:10 o’clock in the morning in Hamilton Twp, New Jersey.

Based on the investigators, James Dennis, age 35 and a child of 4 years were passengers inside the cab. Sitting in the bed of the truck were Brian Gregory, age 19; Shaniqua Abrams, age 18; and Dion Kornegay, age 9. The driver must have lost control of the vehicle and struck a guardrail so it flipped over, and ejected the six people out onto the road.

Dennis died on the scene while the driver and the boy were airlifted by a medical helicopter to Cooper University Hospital in Camden, New Jersey. The 4-year-old boy died from his injuries shortly admittance while Kornegay stayed in critical condition.

Police learned that all of the victims are residents of Philadelphia. None of them were wearing a seat belt at the time of the accident.

Roselyn Kornegay was later arrested after she turned herself in to New Jersey State Police.

Police confirmed that after 7:00 o’clock morning of June 20, Kornegay was driving a white pickup1996 Ford F-250 truck going west along the 22.7 milepost 22.7 on Expressway of Hamilton Township, NJ. She lost control and hit the guardrail resulting to an overturn vehicle.

As they were not wearing seatbelts, Kornegay and everybody were all ejected from the vehicle, landing on the roadway.

James Dennis who was seated in front was pronounced dead at the scene. Both the driver and the young boy seated beside her were critically injured and airlifted to the Cooper University Hospital. The child later died from his injuries a few minutes after admittance.

The passengers who were in the truck bed were all also airlifted by helicopter to Medical Center of Atlanticare where they were treated for serious injuries.

Following a joint investigation conducted by the Prosecutor’s Office of Atlantic County and the NJ State Police Fatal Accident Investigation Unit, Kornegay was charged with the following: (1) homicide by auto: (2) assault by auto; and (3) endangering the safety of a child.

She was confined in the Justice Facility of Atlantic County instead of a cash bond amounting to $100,000 cash/bond bail. The schedule of her trial will be announced.

Accident victims have rights. If you were injured in an accident, contact a car accident lawyer now for free consultation. He will protect the rights of you and your loved ones. You may be entitled to financial compensation for economic damages, as well as pain and suffering.

Source: NBC Philadelphia Com

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