A 74-year-old woman was killed in a Gloucester County car accident, which officials say involved a suspected drunk driver. According to a WPVI news report, the fatal DUI crash occurred at the intersection of Holly Avenue and Lambs Road in Mantua. Officials say a 38-year-old woman was intoxicated when she crashed her Mercedes Benz into the passenger side of a Buick LeSabre. The 76-year-old driver of the Buick was injured and his wife was killed. The driver of the Mercedes was jailed and charged with vehicular homicide.
According to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA), there were 589 traffic deaths in New Jersey in 2012, of which 164 involved an intoxicated driver. That means 28 percent of all traffic deaths that year involved a drunk driver. New Jersey had the largest decrease in alcohol-related traffic deaths nationwide with 30 fewer lives lost. However, drunk driving continues to be a serious problem that costs many lives each year.