Two individuals were killed at an unsanctioned car rally in the city of Cape May, N.J., authorities announced.
According to Cape May Province Investigator Jeffrey Sutherland, 34-year-old Timothy Ogden of Clayton, N.J., and 18-year-old Lindsay Weakland of Carlisle, Penn., died after being struck by a vehicle driven by 37-year-old Pittsburgh man Gerald J. White, at the illegal H2Oi auto occasion Saturday night.
A news release depicts the occasion as a “spring up car rally…
Directing hundreds on the off chance that not thousands of individuals driving elite performance vehicles to an area without any planning, staging or permitting… ”
Authorities say Ogden was the passenger in a car allegedly struck by White, while Weakland was an onlooker.
Weakland died on the scene. Ogden capitulated to his injuries at the hospital.
Following the deadly collisions, White allegedly attempted to flee, however was apprehended soon after, per the release.
He has been charged with two counts of death via auto, two counts of assault via auto, one count of eluding, one count of leaving the location of an accident and one count of violation of laws to safeguard public safety.
District Examiner Jeffrey Sutherland said in a statement, “We have heard of tragic deaths around this nation based on stray projectiles from illegal shootings hitting innocent bystanders and kids; this is the same. Driving an engine vehicle at a rapid in a populated area is essentially the same as discharging a firearm.”
Jail records indicate White has been denied bond.
It was unclear Monday in the event that he retained an attorney to remark on his behalf or on the other hand in the event that he entered a plea to the charges.
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Anyone with information on the case is asked to contact the Cape May Area Examiner’s Office at (609) 465-1135 or Wrongdoing Plugs at (609) 889-3597.