Monday 26 September 2022 12:17 AM Horrific moment cars at illegal street race zoom before two people are killed trends now
A man and a woman were killed on Saturday after an illegal street race in New Jersey caused a huge pile-up of cars and a 37-year-old Pennsylvania man was charged with their deaths, with his dangerous driving caught on video.
Gerald J. White was charged with the deaths of Timothy Ogden, 34, and Lindsay Weakland, 18, when his 2004 Infinity smashed into a 2014 Honda Accord and then veered into two pedestrians during the event in Wildwood, New Jersey.
Footage shows White’s car speeding off from an intersection before being clipped by another car and careening into a golf-car type vehicle.
Weakland, of Carlisle, Pa., was one of the pedestrians White hit, was pronounced dead at the scene, though cops had trouble arriving due to attendees attempting to block their cars.
Ogden, a passenger in the Honda Civic that White crashed into, was transported to a hospital but later died of his injuries.
Gerald J. White of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania was arrested and charged with the deaths of two people after he drove recklessly and crashed at an illegal car rally in New Jersey
Timothy Ogden, 34, was killed when White's car crashed into the Honda Civic that Ogden was a passenger in, and he died from his injuries at a hospital
Lindsay Weakland, 18, seen here with her boyfriend, was a pedestrian near the auto rally but was killed suddenly when White's car veered into the onlookers
It is unclear if any others were seriously injured and prosecutors indicated additional charges may be filed against White. The two victims killed were reportedly not in Wildwood to attend the illegal car event.
White, of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, also attempted to flee the scene but was quickly apprehended by police.
He was charged with two counts of assault by auto, eluding, leaving the scene of an accident, and violation of laws to protect public safety. He’s being held in Cape May County Correctional Facility.
The pop-up car rally, organized by H20i, ensured ‘hundreds if not thousands of people driving high performance vehicles to an area without any planning, staging or permitting created the chaos that led to these deaths and injuries,’ said Cape May prosecutor Jeffrey Sutherland.
The videos showed a series of reckless behaviors from drivers of high-powered cars, including burnouts, racing at high speeds with no regard for traffic