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.
The 11-year-old, Tevia Booth, Torres' stepdaughter, was memorialized Monday at Ocean Avenue Baptist Church in Jersey City, with a funeral Tuesday, the Ledger reported. Also killed in the crash were Torres' mother-in-law, Lucila Colon, and another relative Julissa Colon, who was pregnant.
Lucila Colon's funeral was held Monday morning at St. Bridget's Catholic Church in Jersey City, with burial at Bayview-New York Bay Cemetery in Jersey City, where the other relatives will also be buried, according to the newspaper.