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Patrick Monahan, 38, of Staten Island, was charged with three counts of aggravated manslaughter, three counts of vehicular murder and one depend of aggravated assault, Middlesex County Appearing Prosecutor Christopher L.C. Kuberiet and Perth Amboy Police Chief Roman McKeon stated in a launch.

An investigation decided that at roughly 6:30 p.m. Monahan, who was driving a 2018 Ram 1500 Pickup, “was driving aggressively, reducing out and in of site visitors, and shifting 40 miles per hour in extra of the posted pace restrict” seconds previous to putting a Ford Minivan on Convery Boulevard, based on the discharge.

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Passengers within the minivan struck by Monahan, Maria De Lourdes Aguerra, 47, and Maria Garcia, 44, each of Elizabeth, have been pronounced useless on the scene, the discharge states.

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An Eight-month previous toddler within the minivan was airlifted to Robert Wooden Johnson College Hospital however died Saturday. The motive force of the minivan was taken to the identical hospital however has since been launched, based on the discharge.

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A search of Monahan’s car revealed suspected managed harmful substances, the discharge states.

“Monahan’s alleged conduct occurred in violation of Govt Order 107 issued by the Honorable Governor Philip D. Murphy on March 21, 2020 which restricts non-essential actions within the State of New Jersey,” the discharge states. “Monahan, a resident of Staten Island, New York knowledgeable detectives that he was in New Jersey on the time of the incident to go to pals.”

Monahan was additionally charged with three counts of violation of legislation meant to guard public well being and security and recklessly inflicting dying, violation of legislation meant to guard public well being and security and recklessly inflicting bodily damage and one depend of violation of an emergency order.

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Monahan was being held on the Middlesex County Grownup Corrections Middle pending a detention listening to.

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