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Elizabeth Man Indicted for Role in Crash that Killed Two Brothers from Newark

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A Union County grand jury has returned a two-count indictment against the driver involved in a fatal crash that killed two brothers in June of last year. 

According to county officials, Jose Reyes-Morales, 32, is charged with death by auto in connection with the death of 22-year-old Manuel Green and 15-year-old Clarence Green of Newark.

Police said that shortly before 11:30 p.m. on Tuesday, June 15, 2021, members of the Linden Police Department responded to the intersection of Route 1 and Morses Mill Rd (the Phillips 66 Bayway Refinery entrance) on reports of a serious motor vehicle crash. 

According to police, Reyes-Morales was operating a 2017 BMW sedan that was traveling north on Route 1 when it collided with a 2004 Mazda sedan that was making a U-turn from Interstate 278. 

Police officials said that the Green brothers were both pronounced deceased at the scene as a result of the crash. 

An ensuing eight-month investigation led by the Linden Police Traffic Bureau, with assistance from the Union County Homicide Task Force, resulted in the filing of charges against Reyes-Morales He was arrested at his home in Elizabeth on Tuesday February 22, 2022.