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New Jersey-papa was driving drunk in the crash death of one of his twins: police

Ossie Thomas is accused of crashing a vehicle earlier this year, the death of his son and the injured boy’s twin brother.
(Burlington County Prosecutor’s Office)

A New Jersey father was Wednesday arrested after authorities determined that he was driving drunk before a January crash that killed his 4-year-old son and severely injured the boy’s brother, said the police.

Ossie Thomas, 27, was arrested Wednesday morning for the crash that happened on Jan. 8 around 2 hours in Willingboro — which is about 20 miles northeast of Philadelphia, the Courier-Post reported.

Thomas was faster with his two sons in the car when he tried to do a sharp turn and crashed in a wooded area, according to the Burlington County Prosecutor’s office.

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The brothers were admitted to the hospital. One died and the other was treated for a traumatic brain injury, the report said. The boy was later discharged from the hospital. Thomas was driving with a suspended license and drunk, according to the authorities cited by the Post

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Thomas faces multiple charges in connection with the accident and the death of his son, including one count of vehicle homicide and two counts of endangering the welfare of a child, the report said. A grand jury will review his case for a possible indictment, KYW reported.

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