Monday, April 17, 2017

DRUNKS KILL IN THE EARLY A.M. HOURS: 2 dead, 3 injured, after drunk driver Percell Livingston Jr. 51, of East Orange driving his SUV the wrong way, crashed into a car along Route 9 in South Amboy, NJ

Sunday, April 16, 2017 11:21PM
SOUTH AMBOY, New Jersey (WABC) -- Authorities say two people were killed and three others injured in a head-on crash early Sunday morning in New Jersey.

The accident happened at about 2:25 a.m. along Route 9 in South Amboy.

Miguel Mendoza-Chong, 31, of Perth Amboy was killed when his vehicle was struck by a minivan driven thw wrong-way by Percell Livingston Jr. 51, of East Orange, according to the Middlesex County Prosecutor and South Amboy Police.

Both men were pronounced dead at the scene.

The passengers riding with Mendoza-Chong were taken to area hospitals. A 38-year-old man and a 23-year-old woman were listed in serious condition at Robert Wood Johnson University Medical Center in New Brunswick. The third victim, a 28-year-old woman, was treated at Raritan Bay Medical Center, Perth Amboy Division, and was released.

Police say the preliminary investigation has determined that Livingston turned onto Route 9 north, but was heading the wrong way when he crashed his 2002 Nissan Quest into Mendoza-Chong's vehicle, a 2011 Honda Odyssey.  He was obviously on either drags or drunk.

The investigation is continuing.

Anyone with information is asked to call Officer Clarke of the South Amboy Police Department at (732) 721-0111, or Detective Heck of the Middlesex County Prosecutor's Office at (732) 745-8843.

Most drunk-related crashes occur in the early a.m. hours like this case.  Always be aware of other drivers when you are on the road around that time.