Pennsauken Man Charged in Crash that Killed Cherry Hill Mom, Daughter

Keith Johnson faces multiple charges in last week's crash in Merchantville that claimed the lives of Anada Medina, 36, and Stephanie Garcia, 18.

A Pennsauken man faces multiple charges, and could get hit with even more, stemming from a fatal crash in Merchantville that killed two Cherry Hill women last week, authorities said Wednesday.

Keith Johnson, 31, who witnesses claimed was going 100 mph down Chapel Avenue before the wreck, was charged with two counts of death by auto and one count of aggravated assault, police said.

Johnson is still in Cooper University Hospital in Camden, police said, and will have a short trip up Martin Luther King Boulevard, directly to the county jail, when he's released from treatment.

There may be further charges against Johnson, pending further investigation and the results of blood and urine tests, police said. Other evidence from the crash is also being weighed in determining any additional charges, police said.

While police didn't confirm witnesses' claims the SUV was barreling down Chapel Avenue at 100 mph, they did allege Johnson was speeding and in the oncoming lane of traffic at the time of the crash, which occurred near the circle at South Center Street.

The crash killed Anada Medina, 36, and her daughter, Stephanie Garcia, 18, a Cherry Hill West senior. It also injured a 26-year-old Pennsauken woman who was a passenger in Johnson's vehicle, though police have yet to identify her. She is also still being treated at Cooper, police said.

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matt dougherty March 24, 2013 at 08:06 PM
I just wish the police would tighten up the laws on the scums who speed all the time, who are aggressive drivers, who are always trying to pass you all the time and the ones who just have to get to the corner red light beffore you and who disregard the traffic signals and driving to fast in school zones !


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