The driver faces charges of reckless driving and six counts of involuntary manslaughter.

A group of 15 passengers left from North Carolina to head towards New Jersey. The van was heading north when the accident occurred. The van ran off the left side, veered back across two lanes before hitting a Toyota in the right lane. The Camry spun out of control while the van continued to go off the road toward the right. The driver, a 51-year-old Chicago resident, over-corrected to the left. This action caused the van to roll five or six times, according to police. Only the front passenger seat and the driver’s seat had working seat belts. The youngest victim, 5 years old, was not strapped into a booster seat, which is a requirement by state law. Six passengers of the van were consequently ejected from the van and died at the scene.The driver faces charges of with reckless driving and six counts of involuntary manslaughter.


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