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Three Dead After Motorist Allegedly High on Drugs Plows Into New Jersey Gas Station

Three people have died after a man who was high on opioids crashed his vehicle into a gas station in northern New Jersey, officials said. The victims from the deadly Tuesday morning incident in Wayne include Jon Warbeck, 50, his 17-year-old son, as well as a station attendant identified by relatives as Lovedeep Fatra. The driver was hospitalized but survived and was later identified as 29-year-old Jason Vanderee. He’s been charged with three counts each of aggravated manslaughter, death by auto, death by auto while driving intoxicated within 1,000 feet of school property, as well as a string of drug-related offenses, according to NJ.com. Fatra’s relatives said he came to the U.S. from India about a year ago to seek a better life, NBC News reports. His cousin, Novdeep Singh, said: “His parents are devastated overseas. He speaks to them every day. Day and night.”