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NUTLEY MAN CHARGED WITH TWO COUNTS OF VEHICULAR HOMICIDE IN LODI

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Lodi NJ, Bergen County Prosecutor Mark Musella announced the arrest of DONALD K. DAVIS (DOB: 3/17/1990; single; and unemployed) of 20 Glendale Street, Nutley, NJ, on two charges of Vehicular Homicide. The arrest is the result of an investigation conducted by the Bergen County Prosecutor’s Office under the direction of Chief Robert Anzilotti and the Lodi Police Department under the direction of Chief Donald Scorzetti.

At approximately 6:54 a.m. on June 29, 2019, the Lodi Police Department responded to a report of a motor vehicle crash in front of 481 Harrison Street in Lodi. At the scene, officers observed a 2015 Dodge Charger near the front steps of 481 Harrison Street with front end damage. They also observed a 2005 Toyota Corolla sideways on Harrison Street in front of the same address. The driver of the Toyota, Muhamet Oparaku, age 68, of Lodi, was pronounced dead at the scene. The front passenger of the Toyota, Bukurie Oparaku, age 64, of Lodi, was pronounced dead after being transported to Hackensack University Medical Center. The driver of the Dodge Charger, DONALD DAVIS, was transported to HUMC where he was treated and released.

As a result of an investigation, DONALD DAVIS was arrested on Wednesday, July 10, 2019, in Lodi, and charged with two counts of Vehicular Homicide, in violation of N.J.S.A. 2C:11-5, a 2nd degree crime, as well as motor vehicle violations for Speeding and Reckless Driving. DAVIS was remanded to the Bergen County Jail pending a first appearance in Central Judicial Processing Court on Thursday, July 11, 2019 at 1:30 p.m.

Prosecutor Musella states that the charges are merely accusations and that the defendant is presumed innocent unless and until proven guilty beyond a reasonable doubt, and he would also like to thank the Lodi Police Department and the Bergen County Sheriff’s Office for their assistance in this investigation.

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