MAYS LANDING, NJ – Bao “Joanna” Huynh, 34, of Brigantine was indicted today for vehicular homicide related to a fatal motor vehicle crash after an investigation revealed that she struck and killed a Lindenwold man on Saturday, June 26, 2021.
Vehicular homicide is a 2 nd degree offense whereby the defendant recklessly operated a motor vehicle causing the death of Hector Salgado and carries with it a presumed sentenced of up to 10 years in New Jersey State Prison.
On June 26, 2021, at 12:17 p.m., Hector Salgado, 54, was killed on Brigantine Blvd. in Brigantine when a van he was loading was struck by a Honda Civic, driven by Huynh. Subsequent investigation revealed that defendant’s use of numerous drugs caused a state of intoxication and impaired her ability to operate a motor vehicle.
This fatal crash investigation was a cooperative effort by the Atlantic County Prosecutor’s Office Crash Investigations Unit and Brigantine Police Department.
***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. ***
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