LAWRENCE, N.J. (AP) — Police say a tractor-trailer making an illegal U-turn collided with an SUV on a New Jersey highway, killing a mother and her two young sons. The truck driver has been charged with three counts of death by auto.
Mercer County prosecutors tell The Times of Trenton (http://bit.ly/18Uempv) that the crash happened Friday night on Route 1 in Lawrence.
Killed in the crash were 25-year-old Jamella Tisdale, her infant son, Jaden, and her 9-year-old son, Jaevon Durante. The infant's father and the woman's 8-year-old daughter remained hospitalized Saturday in stable condition.
Prosecutors say the family was from Levittown, Pa.
The truck driver was 45-year-old Richard Williams, of New York City's Brooklyn borough. He was being held Saturday on $100,000 bail. It wasn't immediately clear if he had retained an attorney.
Information from: The (Trenton, N.J.) Times, http://www.nj.com/times