Jersey City, NJ – Man Killed in DUI Crash at Harrison & Bergen Ave

Jersey City, NJ – Man Killed in DUI Crash at Harrison & Bergen Ave

Jersey City, NJ (March 15, 2020) – Local reports in Jersey City revealed that a 53-year-old Newark man was driving drunk when he caused a multi-vehicle collision that left one person dead. The accident occurred on Friday night, March 13th, at around 6:30 p.m.

William Frazier was reportedly driving a 2017 Nissan Altima west on Harrison Avenue toward Bergen Avenue when he struck an eastbound 2018 Kia Soul. 

The impact caused the Kia to veer into oncoming traffic and collide with a 2009 Freightliner truck. A passenger in the Kia, identified as Vance Caswell, 26 of Newark, was taken to St. Michael’s Medical Center, where he was later pronounced dead. The drivers of the Kia and the Freightliner were also injured and treated at University Hospital. 

Frazier was arrested and charged with causing a death while driving with a suspended license and driving while intoxicated.

We would like to offer our deepest condolences to the family of Vance Caswell at this time. Our thoughts are with the injured victims and their families in hopes of a full recovery.

New Jersey DUI Collisions

Jersey City, NJ - Man Killed in DUI Crash at Harrison & Bergen AveDrinking and driving never mix, but many people still try to drive while intoxicated. We all know how dangerous this can be, but regardless of the data, drunk driving is a serious concern across the United States. 28 percent of traffic-related fatalities in 2016 involved drunk drivers.

Every single day, 20 people in the United States are killed by a drunk driver. This comes out to one fatality every 50 minutes. When someone is killed in a crash, it often places financial and emotional hardship on their surviving family members. 

In the event that a reckless driver takes the life of a loved one, surviving family members should consult with a New Jersey wrongful death attorney. The legal team at Brady, Brady, & Reilly, LLC understands that losing a loved one is never easy, and we want to help. Give us a call at (201) 997- 0030 to see how we can help. 

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Disclaimer: Our intent in these posts it to bring attention to the dangers members in our community face and to encourage caution. Accidents do happen and we hope these posts help those affected. However, this information should not be misconstrued as legal or medical advice, and we urge you to contact a trained legal professional for more information regarding your specific situation.