ABSECON MAN INDICTED ON AGGRAVATED MANSLAUGHTER CHARGES IN APRIL 2020 CRASH THAT KILLED GALLOWAY WOMAN


MAYS LANDING- An Atlantic County Grand Jury has returned an indictment of Aggravated Manslaughter and other charges against an Absecon man who was involved in the April 2020, crash that killed a 48 year-old Galloway Township woman, Atlantic County Prosecutor Damon G. Tyner announced.

Keneet Camacho, 39, is indicted on the following charges:

  • Aggravated Manslaughter, First Degree
  • Leaving the Scene of an Accident Resulting in Death, Second Degree
  • Assault by Auto, Third degree
  • Causing Death While Unlicensed/Suspended, Third Degree

On April 20, 2020, at approximately 7:58 am, the Galloway Township Police Department responded to a motor vehicle crash on Wrangleboro Road, just north of Walden Way. An investigation showed a 2016 Hyundai Elantra was traveling south on Wrangleboro Road when it was struck from behind by a 2016 Toyota Highlander. The impact projected the Hyundai vehicle into the oncoming lane where it was struck head-on by a 2014 Honda CRV traveling north. The driver of the Hyundai vehicle, Janel Bembry, 48, of Galloway Township, was later pronounced deceased at the hospital. The driver of the Honda CRV, Gail Schifris, 61, was transported to Atlanticare Medical Center City Division for treatment of serious bodily injuries. The driver of the Toyota Highlander, Camacho, fled the scene of the crash and was located by Galloway Township Police officers in the area of Great Creek and Pitney Road.

Camacho remains in custody at the Atlantic County Justice Facility. Assistant Prosecutor Katheleen Robinson represents the state in this matter.

This crash is an  investigation by the Galloway Township Police Department and the Atlantic County Prosecutor’s Office Crash Investigations Unit. Anyone with information about the crash is asked to contact the Atlantic County Prosecutor’s Office at (609) 909-7692.

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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 http://www.acpo.org/tips.html 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 http://www.crimestoppersatlantic.com/. 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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