Suspected drugged driver to be arraigned in Wayne gas station crash that left 3 dead

February 20, 2019 - 9:58 am

NEW YORK (1010 WINS) — A driver who allegedly overdosed on opioids before slamming his car into a Wayne, New Jersey gas station -- killing three people is scheduled to be arraigned Wednesday afternoon.

Jason Vanderee, 29, of Glenwood was charged Tuesday night with manslaughter and driving under the influence after allegedly speeding, then crashing into three cars at the Delta gas station on Route 23 Tuesday morning.

Jon Warbeck, 50, and his 17-year-old son from Fair Lawn were killed.

They were in a Camaro at the station.

A station attendant, 22-year-old Lovedeep Fatra, was also hit and died at the scene.

Tito Krishna-Mudhy, who owns the gas station repair shop, told CBS-2, “I looked and I saw flames under the car and I took the fire extinguisher from here and ran and put out the fire. I didn’t even know what had happened to the rest of the cars.”

Vanderee was reportedly given Narcan and suffered only minor injuries.