Not guilty plea in crash that killed prominent rabbi
TRENTON, N.J. - January 7, 2014 (WPVI) -- A New Jersey man has pleaded not guilty to aggravated manslaughter and other charges stemming from a chain reaction crash last year that killed the retired director of Princeton University's Center for Jewish Life.
Eric Maltz of Princeton entered his pleas during a court hearing on Tuesday. He also faces counts of death by auto and assault by auto, and could face up to 30 years in prison if convicted on all counts.
Mercer County prosecutors say the 21-year-old Maltz was speeding and driving recklessly in March 2012 when he crossed lanes and struck an unoccupied car. That car then careened into a Prius that 74-year-old Rabbi James Diamond was getting into on the passenger side.
Diamond was pronounced dead at the scene. The Prius driver was seriously injured.
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