Driver charged in fatal Franklin Township drag racing crash

FRANKLIN TWP., N.J. - July 31, 2013

The two vehicle crash occurred around 4:45 a.m. near the intersection of Grant and Jackson avenues.

Police say John Dingle Jr. and Lateef Scarlett were racing on the roadway when Dingle's car hit a tree and Scarlett's car overturned.

Scarlett's car went into a lake and he drowned.

Dingle suffered minor injuries.

Dingle is charged with reckless driving, racing and driving while intoxicated.

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