MERCHANTVILLE A man who drove his SUV at high speed into oncoming traffic in Merchantville, killing a mother and daughter, pleaded guilty Tuesday to manslaughter and other charges. Citing forensic testing, officials said he had "significant levels" of PCP in his blood and urine.
Keith A. Johnson, 33, of Pennsauken, admitted he was driving 70 to 100 m.p.h. when his Dodge Durango slammed into a Honda Odyssey at Chapel and Russell avenues shortly after 3:30 p.m. January 31, 2013. The speed limit was 25 mph.
Anaida Medina, 36, was driving the minivan with her 18-year-old daughter, Stephanie Garcia. The two Cherry Hill residents were killed in the crash.
A passenger in Johnson's vehicle, a Pennsauken woman who was 26 at the time, survived after being hospitalized with serious injuries, the Camden County Prosecutor's Office said Tuesday in a news release.
Johnson faces between 22 and 27 years in state prison after pleading guilty to aggravated manslaughter and assault by auto. He is scheduled to be sentenced May 15.
- Jonathan Lai