Roxbury Car Accident that Killed 3 Gives Driver 15 Years in Prison

According to this report from, a former Roxbury resident has been sentenced to 15 years for causing a car accident that claimed the lives of three people in 2006. Twenty-seven-year-old Damian D’Aleo admitted to driving drunk and causing a September 29, 2006 auto accident in New Jersey that killed three people. The state Superior Court in Morristown sentenced D’Aleo to 15 years in prison on February 19, 2009, after he pled guilty in January to three counts of death by auto.

Law enforcement officials say that on September 29, 2006, D’Aleo’s Honda CRV rear-ended a Jeep Cherokee in the westbound lanes of Route 80 in Roxbury, which caused the Jeep to cross the center lines and hit two other vehicles in the eastbound lanes. Julia Bowen of New York, the Cherokee’s driver, and her passenger, retired New York City Police Officer Theodore Williams were killed in the accident. Also killed was a father of five, Donald Dineen, Jr., of Bushkill, PA, who suffered fatal injuries when the Jeep struck his car. Dineen worked as a doorman in Manhattan.

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