Authorities: Man charged after car, pickup crash kills 2 people; victims ID’d

Authorities say a man is facing charges following an early morning weekend crash involving a car and a pickup truck in Old Bridge that killed two people, including a teenager.

News 12 Staff

Jul 8, 2019, 11:11 AM

Updated 1,788 days ago

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Authorities say a man is facing charges following an early morning weekend crash involving a car and a pickup truck in Old Bridge that killed two people, including a teenager.
According to the Middlesex County Prosecutor's Office, Tristan Rodriguez, 23, of Old Bridge, has been charged with second-degree vehicular homicide and fourth-degree assault by auto in the crash.
Prosecutors allege Tristan was intoxicated when his car crashed into the back of the pickup Saturday shortly before 4 a.m. near the JCP&L building on Englishtown Road.
Krystal Diaz, 29, of Old Bridge, was killed along with 17-year-old Sarah Aziz.
Rodriguez and the 20-year-old truck driver were also injured.
Diaz was driving home from her job at a diner.
It's unclear whether Rodriguez has an attorney who could respond to the charges; a listed number for him couldn't be found Sunday.
GoFundMe accounts have been set up for each victim.
GoFundMe for Krystal Diaz.
GoFundMe for Sarah Aziz.
AP wire services helped contribute to this report.


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