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Driver Dies After Being Shot, Striking Home in Vineland; Man in Custody

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A car crashed into a house in Vineland, New Jersey after the driver was shot and killed late Saturday night.

Family members of the driver told NBC10 that the man died after the shooting and crash in a residential Vineland neighborhood. He only lived about five minutes from the crash site, they said.

The car was headed down the 1100 block of Elmer Road when it jumped the curb, went through two lawns and hit the front of the house before coming to a rest around 11:43 p.m., prosecutors said.

Police said they found the victim, 47-year-old George Gonzalez of Vineland, dead at crash scene.

Detectives also blocked off part of Main Road, up the street from Elmer Road, for hours during their investigation Sunday morning.

Law enforcement officials said they arrested Miguel A. Barea, 26, later in the day after criminal warrants "for murder and weapons offenses" were signed against him. Barea was being held in the Cumberland County Jail pending a first appearance in front of a judge.

The investigation was ongoing, with the family members saying they wanted to know why someone would harm their loved one.

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Anyone with information is asked to contact Detective N. Gonzalez (856) 691-4111 of the Vineland Police Department or Detective C. Johnson (609) 579-1431 of the Cumberland County Prosecutor’s Office, or by submitting anonymous information at vpd.tips or ccpo.tips.

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