Driver charged in fatal Franklin Township drag racing crash

One person was killed after a drag racing crash in Franklin Township, New Jersey on July 28, 2013.

July 31, 2013 3:35:55 PM PDT
A Clayton, New Jersey man has been charged in a deadly street racing crash in Franklin Township on Sunday.

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.