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Road Rage Crash Motorist Found Guilty of Vehicular Homicide

A man from New City, NY may spend 10 years behind bars for causing the death of his passenger in a road-rage crash that occurred on the Garden State Parkway in 2012. John Emili, who is 24 years old, was also found guilty of changing lanes in an unsafe manner, and reckless driving. However, he was not determined to be guilty of racing on a highway. A Superior Court judge canceled his bail, and ordered that he be taken into custody.
According to witnesses, Mr. Emili and another motorist named Thomas Vanderweit, who is from Saddle Brook, NJ, were engaged in erratic driving in the northbound lanes of the parkway prior to the collision, which took place in Washington Township. The NJ State Police said that both motorists repeatedly changed lanes, drove very closely behind each other, and were speeding before Mr. Emili crashed his car.
The crash took place in the vicinity of Parkway Exit 168. As a result of the collision, Mr. Emili’s passenger, Annetta Billingy, who was from Teaneck, was thrown from the vehicle, and lost her life. Mr. Emili was driving her to church. The two motorists were unharmed.
Mr. Vanderweit was convicted in 2015, and received a sentence of six years in prison. Mr. Emili will be sentenced on May 13th.
If you were injured in a motor vehicle accident due to the negligence of another person, you may be able to recover damages for your injuries. If you lost a loved one due to another individual’s negligence or intentional wrongdoing, you may be able to file a wrongful death lawsuit against the guilty party.
Contact the personal injury and wrongful death attorneys at Proner and Proner. You may recover compensation, including lost earnings, medical expenses, and pain and suffering.

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