Nutley Man Charged with Crash that Killed Two in Lodi

Bergen County Prosecutor Mark Musella announced the arrest of Mr. Donald K. Davis, 29 Nutley, on two charges of Vehicular Homicide.

Police say at approximately 6:54 a.m. on June 29, the Lodi Police Department responded to a report of vehicle crash in front of 481 Harrison Street in Lodi.

Police say at the scene, officers observed a 2015 Dodge Charger near the front steps of 481 Harrison Street with front end damage.

Police say they also observed a 2005 Toyota Corolla sideways on Harrison Street in front of the same address.

The driver of the Toyota, Muhamet Oparaku, 68, of Lodi, was pronounced dead at the scene.

The front passenger of the Toyota, Bukurie Oparaku, 64, of Lodi, was pronounced dead after being transported to Hackensack University Medical Center.

The driver of the Dodge Charger, Davis was transported to Hackensack University Medical Center where he was treated and released.

As a result of an investigation, police say Davis was arrested on Wednesday, July 10, in Lodi, and charged with two counts of Vehicular Homicide as well as motor vehicle violations for Speeding and Reckless Driving.

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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