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Bronx Man Charged in Death of Mother and Daughter Following Accident

Emanuel Garcia was charged with aggravated manslaugther following an accident Monday at Ryders Lane and Winton Road.

A Bronx, N.Y. man was charged with aggravated manslaughter after he sped through a red light and crashed into the car of a mother and daughter from Spotswood on Monday, Oct. 1 on Ryders Lane.

Following the accident, Emanuel Garcia, 29, ran from the scene, but was apprehended outside an office building on Summerhill Road shortly before 3:42 p.m., according to the Middlesex County Prosecutor’s Office.

Garcia was charged with two counts of aggravated manslaughter following the deaths of Dolores Krowicki, 83, and her daughter, Karen A. Larue, 60, both of Spotswood. Superior Court Judge Dennis Nieves, sitting in New Brunswick, set bail at $1 million for Garcia, who is being held at the Middlesex County Adult Correction Center in North Brunswick.

A preliminary investigation by the Middlesex County Prosecutor’s Office and the East Brunswick Police Department shows that Garcia was stopped at a red traffic light on Route 18 northbound at Racetrack Road shortly before 3 p.m. When the light turned gree, Garcia made a sudden, illegal U-turn onto the southbound side of Route 18.

An East Brunswick police car, which also had stopped for the red light, pursued Garcia, who continued to Rues Lane, driving in excess of the posted 40-mile-per-hour speed limit, according to the Prosecutor’s Office.

Police followed, but for safety reasons, considered the defendant’s speed and location, and terminated the pursuit on Rues Lane.

The investigation further showed that Garcia continued driving at speeds greater than the posted limit on Ryders Lane and used the shoulder of the road to pass several vehicles before he disregarded a red light at the Winton Road intersection and broadsided Krowicki’s vehicle, according to the Prosecutor’s Office.

The victim’s vehicle, a 1995 Ford Taurus, was making a left turn from Winton Road onto Ryders Lane when it was hit. The Taurus spun into oncoming traffic and struck another vehicle, which had stopped for the red light on Ryders Lane. That vehicle rolled into the vehicle behind it, but no one in those two vehicles was injured.

The charges were filed after Krowicki was pronounced dead at Robert Wood Johnson University Hospital in New Brunswick at 3:40 p.m., and her daughter was pronounced dead at the hospital at 5:38 p.m.

The results of autopsies being performed by the Middlesex County Medical Examiner’s Office were not immediately available.

Garcia, who was not injured in the crash, ran from the scene, but was apprehended outside an office building on Summerhill Road shortly before 3:42 p.m.

The investigation remains active. Anyone with information is asked to contact Officer Sean Garrison of the East Brunswick Police Department at 732-390-6900, or Investigator Gregory Morris of the Middlesex County Prosecutor’s Office at 732-745-3904.

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Joanna Barouch October 19, 2012 at 03:03 PM
None of you saw those 2 cars spinning wildly out of control. You have no idea of the terror of the two women who died because of Garcia's actions. You have no idea of the terror of we who were directly in the line of fire of Garcia's and his victim's cars. You didn't see those two women covered in blood, dying right in front of you. You didn't see the heroic efforts of the EMTs to attempt to save them. You don't think you have the right to judge. You are right. You didn't see any of this. I did as did the two people in front of me. As did people who just happened to be on the playground or standing on the corner or in the school bus. The East Brunswick police did and are continuing to do an outstanding job of investigating this horrifying event. The judge sitting in New Brunswick will pass judgement on Garcia with enough evidence to put him away for a very long time. Garcia's "remorse" just doesn't cut it. As I've said,he had choices to make and he made them. He chose to make an illegal u-turn, he chose to drive at excessive speeds, he chose to blow the light, he chose not to stop when he saw their car....he didn't even try...and he chose to RUN AWAY after his car came to rest on the median feet from my car. He has a previous record of driving on a suspended license and for reckless driving. He has hopefully lost his driving privilege forever. 2 people are dead because of his cowardice and indifference to the lives of others. Never forget. I won't.
Glenny Jorge October 20, 2012 at 12:30 AM
Everyone is entitled to their own opinion , no one is saying wat he did wasnt wrong just saying I am a friend n it is sad speaking as a mother . .
HERMINIO FRANCO October 22, 2012 at 03:24 AM
all i can say is all those judging and wishing death or crazy jail sentence on emanuel must be the cleanest people in the world who have never commited anything wrong. shaking my head.
cyn October 26, 2012 at 02:06 PM
wow this gave me the goosebumps , the situation is crazy..
cyn October 26, 2012 at 02:19 PM
I've known Garcia for a few years now... He has a good heart... He made stupid choices in life when it comes to his love for cars and speed.. but he is turly a good man.. my prayers go out to his family.. AND for those that lost there life in this horrible accident, i hope u two women are resting in peace ... may god bless your family and keep them going ... This is a horrible situation .. i hope everything gets better for both family

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