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Man Charged with Death of Grandparents in Readington Crash

Readington Township

Authorities announced the arrest of a 25-year-old Whitehouse Station man involved in a head-on crash that killed two grandparents returning from an Easter egg hunt.

According to police, officers were called to southbound lanes of Route 523 shortly before 3 p.m. Friday.

According to Hunterdon County Prosecutor's Office, investigators revealed that a Ford Explorer, driven by Frank Cabezas, crashed head-on into a Toyota Camry, occupied by two children and three adults.

In the Toyota, two adults (grandparents) identified as Frank Corso, 79, and Audrey Corso, 75, both of Flemington, were pronounced dead at the scene. Gregory Corso, 43, of Budd Lake, (their son) was transported to Morristown Medical Center with minor injuries. Matthew Corso, 5, (Gregory's son) who was seated in a rear booster seat, was also transported to Morristown Medical Center with non-life threatening injuries. The second child, Marissa Corso, 10, was flown to Robert Wood Johnson Hospital in New Brunswick with a possible broken femur.

The driver of the Ford, Cabezas, was not injured in the crash.

He has been charged with two counts of second degree death by auto, three counts of fourth degree assault by auto, reckless driving and driving under the influence and is being held on $250,000 bail in the Somerset County Jail.

The crash remains under investigation by the Readington Township Police Department, the Hunterdon County Prosecutor's Office, and the Somerset County County Prosecutor's Office Fatal Crash Team.