MOUNT HOLLY - Burlington County Prosecutor Scott Coffina announced that a 46-year-old New York man has been indicted for causing the death of a Cinnaminson resident during a hit-and-run collision on Interstate 295 in Westampton last year.
Sean Cole was indicted on one count of Vehicular Homicide (Second Degree), and Leaving the Scene of a Fatal Accident (Second Degree). The indictment was returned on January 8 and signed by Prosecutor Coffina. An arraignment has been scheduled for January 28 in Superior Court.
On January 21, 2018, New Jersey State Troopers from the Bordentown barracks were detailed to a motor vehicle accident on I-295 in Westampton near milepost 46.
The investigation, which was conducted by the New Jersey State Police, revealed that Cole was traveling northbound in an 18-wheel tractor-trailer just after 5 a.m. when he collided with the rear of a Dodge Grand Caravan being driven by John Farino, 60, of Cinnaminson.
The force of the impact sent the Grand Caravan off the roadway and onto a grass berm where it struck several trees before overturning. Mr. Farino was pronounced dead at the scene.
Cole pulled over approximately 10 minutes after striking Farino, telling a 911 telecommunicator that he had hit something, but did not know what it was.
Cole was apprehended today at John F. Kennedy International Airport in New York City by the U. S. Marshals Service New York/New Jersey Regional Fugitive Task Force. He was returning from a trip to Jamaica when he was taken into custody.
Cole is being prosecuted by BCPO Assistant Prosecutor Douglas J. Bligh.
All persons are considered innocent until proven guilty in a court of law.
source Burlington County Prosecutors Office