Survivor of 2016 Pemberton crash indicted for passenger’s death
The driver who survived a horrific 2016 crash in Pemberton that killed his rider faces possible trial, for vehicular homicide.
John P. Randolph, of Atco, was indicted Thursday on the second-degree charge, according to the office of Burlington County Prosecutor Scott Coffina. Dennis M. McCaffrey, Jr., 39, was pronounced dead at the scene.
Investigators cite toxicology reports taken after the September 27 crash, in alleging that Randolph was under the influence of marijuana, amphetamines and methamphetamines.
The 1993 BMW 325i careened off the road and slammed a tree near Hanover Boulevard and Magnolia Street in the township's Browns Mills section.
Authorities said that Randolph is being held in the Burlington County Jail on unrelated charges. The did not elaborate on the charges, nor on whether he has retained legl counsel. An arraignment date has yet to be set.
The county's case was presented to the grand jury by Assistant Prosecutor Douglas J. Bligh. The investigation was led by Major Crimes United Detective Michael Reagan of the Prosecutor's Office, and Pemberton Township Detective Stephen Price.
Charges are accusations. Defendants are presumed innocent unless, and until, found guilty in a court of law.