Vacation-Bound Couple Killed During Limo Ride to Airport

Bordentown Township Police say a Hightstown couple killed in an early morning crash on Route 130 in New Jersey was on their way to the Philadelphia International Airport at the time of the accident.

Monroe and Mireille Danbury were on the way to the Caribbean Tuesday morning to celebrate their 30th wedding anniversary.

The Danburys were travelling by Lincoln Town Car to the airport to catch an early flight for their anniversary vacation to St. Maarten when they were killed, according to police.

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Police tell NBC Philadelphia that a flatbed truck delivering equipment to a construction site collided with the Town Car along 130 S in Bordentown just before 5 a.m. Tuesday.

The limo driver, 66-year-old Jesse Graves, and Monroe were both rushed to the hospital where the passenger died during emergency surgery, according to authorities.

His wife was pronounced dead on the scene.

Graves is suffering from a broken arm and hand but his condition wasn't released, according to authorities.

The driver of the trailer, Gregg Matthews, 42, was not injured. He was questioned by police Tuesday morning, although no charges have been filed.

“Vehicular homicide? There could be assault by auto? Or there could be no charges filed,” said Bordentown Township Police Lt. Det. Brian Pesce. “It could be determined that this just wasn’t a crime but just a tragic accident.”

Police continue to investigate the fatal accident but they don't believe the limo driver was at fault.


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