BOONTON — Passaic County Prosecutor Camelia M. Valdes announces the detention hearing of Jason Vanderee, 29, Glenwood, New Jersey, on Monday February 25, before the Honorable Ernest M. Caposela, A.J.S.C.
The hearing will be held at the Passaic County Courthouse, 77 Hamilton Street, Sixth Floor, Paterson at 10:00 a.m.
Security video obtained by Morris Focus shows the airborne Honda Pilot shearing the top of a Chevy Camaro convertible from the bottom of the driver’s side window and smashing square through the attendant, who had just closed the car’s gas cap at the Delta gas station on the northbound side, just past Newark Pompton Turnpike.
Mr. Vanderee is charged with three counts of Aggravated Manslaughter, First Degree; three counts of Death by Auto While Driving Intoxicated Within 1000 Feet of School Property, First Degree; three counts of Death by Auto, Second Degree; Possession of a Controlled Dangerous Substance, Third Degree; Possession of Hypodermic Needles, a Disorderly Persons Offense; and Possession of Drug Paraphernalia, a Disorderly Persons Offense.
Sources say Vanderee was administered Narcan and was rushed to St. Joseph’s Medical Center in Paterson. He is expected to survive.
The occupants of the Chevrolet Camaro were later identified as Jon Warbeck, 50, Fair Lawn, and his son, a 17 year old passenger, Luke Warbeck, Lincoln Park. Luke was a student at Boonton High School.
Boonton Alderman Michael Cardillo said “The Cardillo family sends our deepest thoughts and prayers to the Warbeck family from Lincoln Park who lost a son, Luke, Boonton High School student and father/husband, Jon.”
The Boonton school district is providing both the support and spaces for students and staff to come together to help one another. Only together we will get through the next heart-breaking days and innumerable sad days to follow.
The gas station attendant was later identified as Lovedeep Fatra, 22, Pequannock. The occupants of the Ford Transit Van and Nissan Rogue all received medical treatment for minor injuries.