Tevia Booth, of Jersey City, was one of four who were killed in the crash on Aug. 24. Two adults, Booth's grandmother and another relative, and an unborn baby were also killed as a result of the crash.
Torres, 37, of Jersey City, allegedly told authorities he had been drinking that day and was "probably twice the legal limit" when he got behind the wheel to drive the 2002 Ford Explorer. He was sent to the Morris County Correctional Facility in lieu of $750,000 bail.
Booth would have been starting a new school year at the Joseph H. Brensinger Elementary School 17 in Jersey City this year. Students will host a special memorial service for Booth and plant a tree in her memory with a plaque in the school garden according to The Jersey Journal.