New Jersey News
Vigil held for 3 victims of NJ crash
TOMS RIVER, NJ (WABC) -- A vigil was held Friday night to remember the three young adults who were killed in a horrific one-car crash Thursday in central New Jersey.
For now, authorities are ruling the crash an accident.
They say the 2011 Hyundai Accent was obviously speeding.
It hit an elementary school so hard that it crashed through a steel reinforced brick wall.
The impact left a 6-by-6-foot hole in the wall adjacent to the school's media room, said Michael Mohel, deputy chief of the Ocean County prosecutor's office.
Killed in the crash were driver Matthew Budesa, of Pine Beach, and front-seat passenger Kimberly VanGorden, of Beachwood, both 20, along with Matthew Witzgall, of Toms River, who was 21.
None of the victims was wearing a seat belt.
All sustained multiple traumatic injuries, Mohel said.
A source told Eyewitness News that a small amount of prescription pills were found in the car.
But it is not clear if they had anything to do with the accident.
The prosecutor's office is waiting for toxicology reports and the results of tests performed on the car.
new jersey, toms river, accident, new jersey news
- Autistic boy missing in Brooklyn
- AccuWeather: Clear and chilly
- Live: Eyewitness News on 7online streamed live!
- DISH Network signs on for WATCH ABC app
- 2 dead after wreck on Southern State
- Suspect in custody in attempted baby abduction
- Photos: Images of Sea Isle City fire
- Autopsies completed on 7 Utah babies
- Student suspended for asking Miss America to prom
- Judge threatens to duct tape defendant's mouth in murder trial
- No graduation selfies at Rhode Island college
- New York-bound bus in wreck in Maryland
- Employees terrorized; car parts stolen in Elizabeth store
- Suspect charged in shooting of Brooklyn teen