Pa. mom, 2 young sons killed in NJ highway crash

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Associated Press

Posted on August 3, 2013 at 2:36 PM

Updated Saturday, Aug 3 at 3:04 PM

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.

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Information from: The (Trenton, N.J.) Times, http://www.nj.com/times

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