A New Jersey man pleaded not guilty Wednesday after being charged with two counts each of aggravated manslaughter and vehicular homicide in connection with a Monday car crash that left a 48-year-old science teacher and his 5-year-old daughter dead.
Prosecutors allege that before the crash, Scott Hahn, 36, had taken 10 Adderall pills and not slept for 24 hours. He was going between 50 and 70 miles per hour when he rear-ended another car on an extension of the New Jersey Turnpike near Jersey City, NBC 4 New York reports.
Police say Hahn, who worked as a server at Cracker Barrel, did not have a prescription for the drug, which can be prescribed for attention deficit disorder in smaller doses.
Tim O'Donnell, a beloved high school science teacher, was pronounced dead on the scene at 3:41 p.m. Monday, while his daughter died in a hospital shortly afterward, according to NJ.com.
O'Donnell is survived by his wife, who recently beat cancer, and a 6-year-old daughter.
NJ.com reports that according to the criminal complaint, Hahn was sideswiping barriers and driving across lanes.
The Hudson County prosecutor's office did not return a request for comment.