New Charges for Driver in Crash That Killed Teen Cousins

The new charges brought against the man accused being drunk when he struck and killed two teens are more serious and could carry a sentence of 30 years.

New charges have been brought against the man accused of striking and killing two teenage cousins while intoxicated in Middle Township, New Jersey last week.

Friends and relatives of 13-year-old Ashley Dauber and 15-year-old Nioami Lazicki held one another tightly and cried as prosecutors brought new charges against Joshua Malmgren Monday -- two counts of first degree aggravated manslaughter, according to NBC10's Terry Ruggles.

Malmgren was charged with vehicular homicide to which he pleaded not guilty last Thursday. He is also charged with driving while intoxicated.

These new charges bring with it a more serious sentence. He could face up to 30 years in prison.

The suspect was due in court today for a bail hearing on the vehicular homicide charges. Through an agreement with the court, Malmgren was not in the courtroom and that hearing was postponed. Instead, his bail on the new charges was set at $350,000 cash. 

He is expected to be in court Thursday, August 9 for a hearing on all charges.

A candlelight vigil is being held for Dauber and Lazicki on the 25th Street beach in Wildwood at 8 p.m.

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