Grandparents killed in suspected DUI crash in Hunterdon County

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A man suspected of drunk driving has been arrested in connection with a fatal car crash in Hunterdon County. (WPVI)

A man suspected of drunk driving has been arrested in connection with a fatal car crash in Hunterdon County.

Twenty-five-year-old Frank Cabezas of Whitehouse Station is facing several charges including two counts of second-degree death by auto, three counts of fourth-degree assault by auto, reckless driving and driving under the influence.

It happened around 2:45 p.m. Friday on Route 523 southbound in Readington Township, New Jersey.

Police say a family of five was on their way home from an Easter egg hunt when a vehicle, driven by Cabezas, struck them head-on.

Cabezas was driving under the influence at the time of the crash, police say.

Frank Corso, 79, and his wife, Audrey Corso, 75, both of Flemington, were killed in the crash.

The couple's son, Gregory Corso, 43, of Budd Lake, and 5-year-old grandson were taken to Morristown Medical Center with minor injuries.

Gregory Corso's 10-year-old daughter was flown to Robert Wood Johnson Hospital with a possible broken femur.

"This is a terrible tragedy that changed the lives of this family in a split second as they returned home from an Easter egg hunt. We offer our sincerest condolences to the Corso family," said Hunterdon County Prosecutor Anthony P. Kearns.

Cabezas is being held at Somerset County Jail on $250,000 bail.

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