21-year-old charged in crash that killed passenger

Authorities say a New Jersey man faces charges after the car he was driving crashed, killing one of his passengers.



The Middlesex County Prosecutor's Office said that 21-year-old Mandeep Singh, of Edison, has been charged with driving while intoxicated and death by auto.



Officials say 22-year-old Joel Patrone, of Edison, was killed after the car Singh was driving veered off the road and hit a tree on Saturday.



An unidentified woman was also in the car. Authorities say she is in good condition.



All three people were taken to Robert Wood Johnson University Hospital in New Brunswick. Official say Singh is in stable condition.



It was not immediately clear whether he had an attorney to speak on his behalf.


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