MANTUA TOWNSHIP, N.J. — State police say a father was driving drunk on a suspended license when he crashed on a southern New Jersey highway, killing his infant daughter.
Leroy Iglesia faces numerous counts stemming from Wednesday’s crash in Mantua Township, including vehicular homicide and child endangerment. It’s not known if the 34-year-old Blackwood man has retained an attorney.
Iglesia was driving southbound on Route 55 when his minivan ran off the right side of the road and struck two trees around 2 p.m. The vehicle then careened back onto the road and came to rest in the middle of the highway.
Iglesia’s year-old daughter, Elowen Iglesia of Williamstown, died from injuries she suffered in the crash. Authorities are trying to determine if the girl was properly restrained in a child safety seat.