Saturday, August 3, 2013

New Hampshire Woman Charged with Vehicular Homicide in Single-Vehicle Crash that Killed Husband

MAYS LANDING – A New Hampshire woman has been charged with vehicular homicide in connection with a single-vehicle crash that claimed the life of her husband last summer, Acting Atlantic County Prosecutor Jim McClain announced today.
On the afternoon of Aug. 28, 2012, Allison Hawks Nasta, 28, of Manchester, New Hampshire, was traveling westbound on the Black Horse Pike, when she lost control of her minivan, resulting in the vehicle crossing lanes of traffic and colliding with a utility pole on the passenger’s side. The impact killed Nasta’s husband, William Nasta, 34, who was in the front passenger seat.
The couple’s two daughters, a 5-year-old and a 3-month-old—who was in a car seat— were seated in the rear of the vehicle. The children and driver sustained non-life threatening injuries and were transported to AtlantiCare Regional Medical Center City Campus for treatment.
Upon investigation, detectives discovered drug paraphernalia within the confines of the vehicle. The driver was also discovered to have been operating the vehicle with a suspended New Hampshire Driver’s License.
In addition to the vehicular homicide charge, Nasta was previously charged with hindering apprehension and obstruction of the administration of law for providing false information to detectives. Additionally, she was charged with being involved in a fatal accident while driving with a suspended driver’s license and possession of drug paraphernalia.
Nasta was also issued numerous Title 39 (New Jersey Motor Vehicle Statutes) violations.
Nasta was arrested by members of the Atlantic County Prosecutor’s Office at the hospital. Presently, Nasta is in custody in New Hampshire on unrelated charges. Bail for the vehicular homicide charge has been set at $50,000.
Vehicular homicide, a crime of the second-degree, carries a sentence of between five to 10 years in New Jersey State Prison and up to $150,000 fines.
***These charges are merely an accusation and not proof of guilt. In all criminal cases, a charged defendant is presumed innocent unless and until proven guilty.
Anyone with information involving serious crimes is asked to call the Atlantic County Prosecutor’s Office at 609-909-7800 or go to the Prosecutor’s Office Web site at and provide information by filling out the form anonymously on the Submit a Tip page. People can also call Crime Stoppers at 609-652-1234 or 1-800-658-8477 (TIPS) or visit the Crime Stoppers Website at Crime Stoppers offers cash rewards for information leading to the arrest and indictment of those who commit crimes in Atlantic County.


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