Car submerged in Colonial Lake in Lawrence Twp.; driver dead, truck driver charged

An accident involving a dump truck and a car has sent both vehicles into a southern New Jersey lake, submerging the car and killing its

Police say a crash sent two vehicles into

Police say a crash sent two vehicles into the lake.

LAWRENCE (AP) - Charges have been filed against the driver of a dump truck police say rammed into a car at a traffic light on Thursday, sending both vehicles into a nearby lake and killing the car's driver.

The Mercer County prosecutor's office says 38-year-old Daniel C. Everett, of Westampton, faces death by auto and other charges in a collision that killed 59-year-old James McLean, of Trenton.

Prosecutors say Everett hit McLean's car at a Lawrence intersection and pushed it more than 200 feet into a park and then into a lake. Rescuers say the dump truck was in the water on top of the submerged vehicle.

Authorities said Friday that Everett remains hospitalized with accident-related injuries. Bail has been set at $250,000. It's not known if he has an attorney.

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