A New Jersey man has been accused of fleeing after crashing his automotive right into a river together with his girlfriend inside.
In accordance with NJ.com, Jacob T. Garrett was driving “at a excessive price of pace” when he drove right into a parked minivan earlier than his automotive went tumbling into the Delaware River.
The 24-year-old exited the automobile, however left girlfriend Stephanie White inside.
“Assist my girlfriend,” police declare he informed witnesses earlier than fleeing the scene.
First responders have been capable of pull the 23-year-old passenger from the automobile, in keeping with the outlet.
She had her seat belt on and was, at one level, absolutely submerged within the water.
White was transported to Lourdes Medical Heart in Willingboro, the place she was pronounced lifeless shortly after, WPVI experiences.
Burlington Metropolis police enlisted the assistance of Ok-9’s to trace Garrett down. They have been capable of observe his scent to a Burlington Towne Heart North mild rail platform.
Authorities on the Beverly/Edgewater Park station stopped a practice coming from the earlier station and positioned Garrett.
He was charged with leaving the scene of a deadly accident, inflicting demise whereas driving with a suspended license and endangering an injured sufferer.
Garrett is being held in Burlington County Jail forward of his first court docket look in Mount Holly, WPVI experiences.