The investigation into a crash that killed an unborn baby, injuring its mother and another driver, has concluded and no additional charges will be brought, the Morris County Prosecutor's Office said.
Jason Mooney, 39, of Flanders, struck Eslinde Vertil of Hackettstown head-on after crossing the double yellow line in a commercial van on Route 206 in Chester Township on Feb. 12, according to authorities. Mooney had to be extricated from his vehicle and airlifted to Morristown Medical Center. Vertil, who was driving a Lincoln Navigator, was transported to the same hospital by ambulance.
Vertil was pregnant at the time, and her child was born prematurely as a result of the crash, Acting Prosecutor Fredric Knapp said.
The infant was pronounced dead at the hospital.
"The conduct of Jason Mooney ... did not rise to a level of criminal culpability necessary for any homicide prosecution," Knapp said.
Charges of speeding and failure to keep right were lodged against Mooney in March and those will stand, Knapp said.