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Drunk Driver Kills Grandparents Coming From Easter Egg Hunt

Date: April 1, 2016

READINGTON – A head-on crash by a DUI driver killed an elderly couple getting back home with their family from an Easter egg hunt, according to the officials in New Jersey.

The accident happened on Friday in Readington Township. 25-year-old Frank Cabezas behind the wheel was intoxicated and charged on Saturday. His charges include:

  • Second-degree death by auto
  • Three counts of fourth-degree assault by auto
  • Drunk and reckless driving charges

According to investigators, the Corso family was travelling north in their Toyota Camry on Route 523 in Readington when they were hit by a Ford Explorer which Cabezas was driving. Cabezas’ hit the car in which 3 adults and 2 children were travelling. 79-year-old Frank Corso and his 75-year-old wife, Audrey died in the accident. They were riding in the motor vehicle driven by their son, 43-year-old Greg Corso, who sustained non-life threatening injuries in the crash. Greg Corso’s 10-year-old daughter was rushed to Robert Wood Johnson University Hospital as she suffered a broken femur. His 5-year-old son was treated at a hospital. The severity of his injuries is not known.

On Saturday, Kearns said, “This is a terrible tragedy that changed the lives of this family in a split second as they returned home from an Easter egg hunt. We offer our sincerest condolences to the Corso family.”

Cabezas didn’t sustain any injury in the accident. Bail was set at $250,000 and it is not confirmed if Cabezas has hired a lawyer.

Cabezas has a long criminal history and his previous charges include drunk-driving. He was taken into custody last month by Readington police for possession of under 50 grams of marijuana and drug paraphernalia. In 2012, he was arrested by Flemington police as he was driving drunk, underage and in his underwear.

News Source: www.NJ1015.com

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Attorney James A. Abate practices Criminal Defense, DWI Defense, Business Litigation, Real Estate & Personal injury cases in Union County, New Jersey.