A New Jersey man pleaded not guilty Wednesday after being charged with two counts each of exasperated manslaughter and vehicular murder in connection with a Monday car crash that left a 48 -year-old science teacher and his 5-year-old daughter dead.
Prosecutors be argued that before the accident, Scott Hahn, 36, had taken 10 Adderall pills and not slept for 24 hours. He was running between 50 and 70 miles per hour when he rear-ended another vehicle on an extension of the New Jersey Turnpike near Jersey City, NBC 4 New York reports.
Police announce Hahn, who worked as a server at Cracker Barrel, did not have a prescription for the pharmaceutical, which are able to prescribed for attention deficit hyperactivity disorder in smaller doses.
Tim O’Donnell, a beloved high school science coach, was pronounced dead on the situation at 3:41 p.m. Monday, while his daughter died in a infirmary shortly afterward, according to NJ.com.
O’Donnell is endured by his wife, who recently lash cancer, and a 6-year-old daughter.
NJ.com reports that according to the criminal complaint, Hahn was sideswiping obstructions and driving across lanes.
The Hudson County prosecutor’s office did not restore a request for comment.