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Charges Against Woman Upgraded in Fatal Morris County Crash

Manfred Ricciardelli
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Posted on May 21, 2012

May 10, 2012 – East Hanover, NJ – It is easy to forget just how dangerous everyday activities can be, driving a car included. It’s so routine; something done so often. A recent case involving a fatal Morris County crash caused by a woman who was driving while intoxicated is an all too poignant reminder of the risks for innocent, law-abiding motorists when others are negligent and reckless behind the wheel.  

According to an article in nj.com,Vanessa Brown, a 32-year-old female from Parsippany, hit and killed East Hanover community leader Ralph Politi Jr., on Saturday, May 5. At the time, Politi was next to his truck in the parking lot of his business, All Jersey Garage Door. Politi, a member of the town’s school board and community partnership, was just 49.  

Charges against Brown for the fatal Morris County crash were originally classified as vehicular homicide, which carries a $100,000 bail. The upgraded charge to aggravated manslaughter increases her bond to $400,000. She also was charged with driving an unregistered vehicle.  

When you or a loved one has been injured in a case that involves gross recklessness such as this one, it is important to know that you have options. If you need to file an injury claim to account for the impact the accident has had on your life, you may have the court reports from the criminal proceedings at your disposal, provided you wait until the case has closed.  

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