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Posted Friday, January 10th, 2020

Morris County Prosecutor's Office sealMorris County Prosecutor Fredric M. Knapp, Morris County Prosecutor’s Office Acting Chief of Investigations Christoph Kimker, and New Jersey State Police Superintendent Patrick J. Callahan announce that Miguel Botero, 28, of Dumont, has been charged in connection with a triple-fatal motor vehicle crash that occurred in Parsippany in 2019.

It is alleged that Botero was the driver of a motor vehicle involved in a multi-vehicle motor vehicle crash that occurred on Oct. 18 near milepost 45.2 on Route 80 eastbound. It is alleged that Botero was operating his vehicle against the direction of travel at the time of the crash.

It is further alleged that he was operating his vehicle under the influence of alcohol at the time of the crash. The driver and two passengers in another vehicle died as a result of the crash. At this time, the identities of these individuals will not be released.

Botero has been charged with three counts of reckless vehicular homicide.  He remains in custody pending a court appearance.

Members of the New Jersey State Police Fatal Accident Investigation Unit and the Morris County Prosecutor’s Office Major Crimes Unit contributed to this investigation.

Anyone with information about this incident is encouraged to contact the Morris County Prosecutor’s Office Major Crimes Unit at 973-285-6200.

Inquiries should be directed to Public Information Officer Meghan Knab at [email protected] or 973-829-8159.