A Mercer County grand jury returned a six-count indictment this week charging a 40-year-old Trenton man with recklessly operating a motor vehicle and causing the death of a 31-year-old Burlington man, Mercer County Prosecutor Angelo J. Onofri reported.
Officials say Henry Arevalo-Martinez was indicted on one count of first-degree vehicular homicide in a school zone, one count of second-degree vehicular homicide, two counts of unlicensed driver causing death to another and two counts of second-degree driving while intoxicated in a school zone causing bodily injury. He remains in the Mercer County Correction Center.
According to authorities, at approximately 11:45 p.m. on July 28th, Arevalo-Martinez was operating a 2002 Ford Explorer and headed south in the northbound lane on Route 29 in Trenton when he collided with a Volkswagen Passat. The driver of the Passat, identified as Kenneth McRae, 31, of Burlington, was fatally injured. McRae’s two passengers suffered non-life threatening injuries.
Assistant Prosecutor Stacey Geurds, chief of the Homicide Task Force, presented the case to the grand jury.
Despite having been indicted, every defendant is presumed innocent until found guilty beyond a reasonable doubt in a court of law.