Teaneck driver charged with homicide after two passengers die in … – NorthJersey.com

A Teaneck man is facing vehicular homicide charges after two passengers in his car died when he veered off Teaneck Road early Saturday morning and crashed into a tree.
Teddy Mejia, 32, is expected to appear before a state Superior Court Judge on Friday, the Bergen County Prosecutor’s Office said on Monday. Mejia was arrested on Saturday morning following an investigation under the direction of Chief Jason Love and Teaneck Police Chief Andrew McGurr, Prosecutor Mark Musella said in a statement over the weekend.
Musella said police responded at 2:08 a.m. after a report of a single motor vehicle crash on Teaneck Road near Bilton Street and discovered Mejia and two unidentified male passengers in the wreckage of a 2021 BMW M850i.
The passengers were pronounced dead at the scene. Their names were withheld pending notification of their families.
Mejia was taken to Hackensack University Medical Center for treatment. He also was placed under arrest, suspected of driving under the influence of alcohol. A search conducted during his arrest revealed he possessed a controlled dangerous substance, Musella said.
After the overnight investigation, Mejia was charged with two counts of second-degree vehicular homicide while in violation of driving while intoxicated, and third-degree possession of a controlled dangerous substance. He also received summonses for driving while intoxicated, reckless driving and failure to maintain a lane.
Musella’s statement described him as a restaurateur.
Mejia was served with his charges at the hospital and will be remanded after release to the Bergen County Jail pending a first appearance in Central Judicial Processing Court in Hackensack.