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Tow Truck Driver Indicted In Death Of BCC Student

February 26, 2013 by admin

 

By Joe Malanaphy
 
     According to a press release issued by the Monmouth County Prosecutors Office on Monday Jan. 28, Dexter Jeanty, 23, of Brooklyn was indicted by a grand jury and charged with second-degree Leaving the Scene of a Motor Vehicle Accident Resulting in Death in connection with the death of 26-yearold Mary Macaluso, of Keansburg, Acting Prosecutor Christopher J. Gramiccioni announced.
     Macaluso, a BCC student, was on a date at the Deko Lounge in Sayreville the night prior to her body being discovered along the northbound lanes of Route 18 in Ocean Township along the side of the highway by an off-duty police officer.
     The vehicle that Macaluso and her date had been traveling in became disabled , which led them to make arrangements for the vehicle to be recovered. 
     Jeanty, the tow truck driver, arrived at Deko and had agreed to transport Macaluso, her date, and the vehicle to her date’s Wall residence. 
     Jeanty dropped off Macaluso’s date as agreed upon and from that point on, investigators determined that somehow Macaluso became separated from the cab of the tow truck en route to her home in Keansburg.
     The Middlesex County Medical Examiners Office determined the cause of death was blunt force injuries, including radiating skull fractures to the back of the head. 
     As a result of the investigation, Jeanty was arrested and charged with leaving the scene of a fatal accident on Oct. 11, 2011. 
     If convicted, Jeanty faces a maximum sentence of 10 years in a New Jersey State Prison.
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