EWING TWP, N.J. (WTXF) - A 20-year-old college student who was the designated driver for his friends' night out has died, two days after an impaired driver crashed into his car in New Jersey.
Monmouth County officials say Michael Sot, a sophomore math major at The College of New Jersey, died Tuesday.
Sot was acting as a designated driver for his friends when the impaired driver crossed into the oncoming lane and struck the vehicle.
Mercer County officials say 22-year-old David Lamar has been charged with vehicular homicide, in addition to the original charge of seven counts of second-degree assault by auto in connection with the 2 a.m. collision Sunday in Ewing, near campus.
Sending our love and support to our injured students and their loved ones. If you’d like to contribute to the TCNJ Car Accident Recovery Fund on GoFundMe, please visit please visit: https://t.co/pnngrqv5zW— TCNJ (@TCNJ) December 3, 2018
College officials say four students were injured: Danielle DeFlores, Matthew DeGenova, Anthony Galante and Ryan Moore. Two others injured in the crash have not been identified.
The president of The College of New Jersey issued a statement saying in part:
"This news is heartbreaking. Michael was an outstanding student, and a trusted and caring friend with a bright future ahead of him. The TCNJ community is keeping his family, friends, and loved ones in its thoughts during this tremendously difficult time.”
More than $60,000 has been raised via GoFundMe to help Sot’s family and the other victims of the crash.
The Associated Press contributed to this report.