A man from Woodbridge has been charged with causing the death of a passenger in his car earlier this month.
Tayib Mahmood, 29, was criminally charged on May 16 with vehicular homicide in the second degree after Tahir Jamile, 27, of the Colonia section of Woodbridge, was pronounced dead at the scene of the crash in the early morning hours of May 6 in Piscaatway.
In addition, Mahmood was issued motor vehicle summonses for driving while intoxicated, driving under the influence in a school zone, reckless and careless driving, and failure to maintain lane, according to a statement provided by Middlesex County Prosecutor Andrew C. Carey and Chief Scott Cartmell of the Piscataway Police Department.
The crash is being investigated by Sgt. Constance Crea of the Piscataway Police Department and Detective Erik Larsen of the Middlesex County Prosecutor’s Office.
The investigation determined in the early morning hours of May 6, Mahmood was allegedly driving a 2014 Toyota Camry, when he reportedly hit a concrete barrier on Stelton Road near Jessie Way in Piscataway and the car caught fire, according to the statement. Mahmood was taken to Robert Wood Johnson University Hospital in New Brunswick with serious injuries and underwent immediate surgery, officials said.
Mahmood is scheduled to appear in New Brunswick for his initial court appearance on June 12.
Anyone with information should call Crea at 732-562-2340 or Larsen at 732-745-3263.