Man charged for crash that killed young son, injured boy's twin

David Madden
March 27, 2019 - 6:08 pm
Ossie Thomas

Burlington County Prosecutor’s Office


WILLINGBORO, N.J. (KYW Newsradio) — A 27-year-old Mount Laurel man is facing vehicular homicide charges after an accident in Willingboro that killed his 4-year-old son and injured the boy’s twin brother.

Prosecutors in Burlington County say Ossie Thomas was allegedly speeding along Rancocas Road on Jan. 8 when he lost control while turning onto Primrose Lane. He crashed into a wooded area near the intersection. 

One of the boys died within an hour of the crash, while the other has been treated for trauma to the brain. He has since been released.

Thomas was also charged with endangering children, driving drunk, having an open container, and driving with a suspended license. 

His case will be handed over to a grand jury for possible indictment.