Cranford NJ Woman Allegedly Set Car on Fire, Driving on Garden State Parkway with Her Two Children Inside
By Travis Tormey posted in Homicide on Friday, December 13, 2013
In an extremely tragic turn of events, a mother from Cranford allegedly set her car on fire while she and her two children were inside.
48-year-old Narcissa Zuber has been charged with attempted murder, aggravated arson, and child endangerment for events on October 26. According to authorities, Zuber set fire to her gold Jeep Liberty on the side of the road before driving on the Garden State Parkway in Clark, New Jersey. Authorities say that she then proceeded to drive south as the car burned with her two children trapped inside.
After traveling two miles, she pulled the car over in Woodbridge, NJ. Since other drivers had notified the police that Zuber’s car was on fire, police arrived on the scene shortly.
Authorities subsequently sent Zuber and the two children to Saint Barnabas Medical Center in Livingston, where they were treated for burn injuries.
Initially, it was unclear that the children in the vehicle were Zuber’s children, as Acting Union County Prosecutor Grace Park and New Jersey State Police Superintendent Colonel Rick Fuentes did not reveal their identities. It was an individual with a close connection to the family who ultimately disclosed that the children were, in fact, the 7-year-old twins of Narcissa Zuber and Ronald Zuber.
The children are currently recuperating and are no longer in the hospital.
Zuber is currently at the Union County Jail in Elizabeth NJ, with her bail set at $800,000.
Union County Arson, Child Endangerment Charges NJ
To learn more about this case, read the NJ.com article entitled “Cranford Woman Charged with Trying to Kill Her Two Children in Burning Car.“