WINSLOW, N.J. (AP) - A Pennsylvania man accused of causing a multivehicle crash in southern New Jersey that killed a toddler last summer has been charged with death by auto.
Camden County prosecutors say 19-year-old Anders Opitz, of Phoenixville, also faces four counts of assault by auto stemming from the June 29 crash on Route 73 in Winslow. He was freed after posting $100,000 bail, and a telephone number for him could not be located Monday.
Authorities say Opitz was recklessly driving a pickup truck that sideswiped a van, then struck another vehicle. The truck then rear-ended another car that was pushed into a sport utility vehicle, and the SUV was pushed into another car.
A 19-month-old girl riding in one of the cars was killed. Opitz and four other people were treated at hospitals for undisclosed injuries.
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