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Iselin Man Charged in FedEx Driver's Death

James T. Cunningham, 72, has been charged with the February 22 death of a FedEx driver struck and killed in the Colonia section of Woodbridge.


The driver of a van that struck and killed a FedEx driver who was delivering packages last week has been charged with aggravated manslaughter in the driver's death.

Middlesex County Prosecutor Bruce J. Kaplan and Woodbridge Police Director Robert Hubner jointly announced that James T. Cunningham, 72, of the Iselin section of Woodbridge, was charged with the death of William Convery III on February 22.

Officials say that Cunningham crashed his vehicle into the rear of Convery's truck. At the time, Convery had parked his truck to make a delivery in the Colonia section of Woodbridge Township, near the intersection of New Dover Road and Fairview Avenue at approximately 9:33 am.

Cunningham's crash of his 2005 Dodge Caravan into Convery's vehicle allegedly killed the 43-year-old South Bound Brook resident.

Cunningham, who also was injured in the crash, remains hospitalized at Robert Wood Johnson University Medical Center in New Brunswick, officials said.

His bail has been set at $250,000.

The charge was filed during the investigation by Officer Stephen Botti of the Woodbridge Police Department and Investigator Sean O’Lone of the Middlesex County Prosecutor’s Office.

Anyone with information is asked to call Officer Botti of the Woodbridge Police Department at 732-634-7700, or Investigator O’Lone of the Middlesex County Prosecutor’s Office at 732-745-3315.

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Al McDorman March 02, 2013 at 01:32 PM
What makes this charge "aggravated manslaughter" as opposed to "simple manslaughter"? Why was this not included in the article??
unknownauthor March 02, 2013 at 11:47 PM
The following definition (see:http://wiki.answers.com/Q/What_is_aggravated_manslaughter) may provide a clue about the charge. It more than simple Manslaughter but less than Homicide. Usually charged when the defendant has done something with reckless disregard of the consequences which caused the death of another. For example: oftentimes used in drunk driving cases or speeding cases which result in death.

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