Jon Warbeck, Luke Warbeck, and Lovedeep Fatra killed, and driver Jason Vanderee arrested in crash at gas station on Route 23 in Wayne, New Jersey
Jason Vanderee, 29, of Glenwood, was charged with aggravated manslaughter, death by auto while driving intoxicated, possession of a controlled dangerous substance and other crimes in the devastating crash that obliterated three lives.
Vanderee survived and was rushed to St. Joseph's Medical Center in Paterson. Sources confirmed he was administered Narcan before being taken to the hospital.
Prosecutors said Vanderee's urine tested positive for benzodiazepine, cocaine and opiates. They recommended no release based on the nature of the charges. The defense did not fight the recommendation out of respect for the victims’ families, Vanderee’s attorney said.
Rather than risk a trial, Vanderee -- who has a long history of drug-related offenses -- took a deal from prosecutors. He pleaded guilty last Nov. 12 to three counts of first-degree aggravated manslaughter, in addition to a DUI traffic violation.