EHT WOMAN SENTENCED TO 21 YRS IN PRISON FOR CRASH THAT KILLED MOTHER & INFANT SON


MAYS LANDING- An Egg Harbor Township woman has been sentenced on Aggravated Manslaughter charges in connection to a motor vehicle collision that killed a mother and her infant son in 2019, Acting Atlantic County Prosecutor Cary Shill announced.

Nancy Cavanaugh

Nancy Cavanaugh, 68, was sentenced on January 10, 2022, by Judge Bernard DeLury to 21 years in New Jersey state prison under the No Early Release Act (NERA).  Cavanaugh pled guilty on Sept. 30, 2021, to two counts of first-degree Aggravated Manslaughter. In Oct. 2019, Cavanaugh was charged with two counts of Aggravated Manslaughter in connection with a fatal motor vehicle collision, occurring on February 26, 2019, on English Creek Avenue in Egg Harbor Township.

The investigation revealed that Cavanaugh was the driver of a vehicle that left its lane of travel and collided head-on with a vehicle driven by Alisha Williams, 31, of Somers Point.  Both Williams and her 10-month-old son, (initials) A.C., also of Somers Point, were killed in the crash. The investigation further concluded that Cavanaugh was driving in excess of the speed limit while under the influence of multiple intoxicating substances, including alcohol and alprazolam when her car left its lane of travel, causing the crash.

Chief Assistant Prosecutor Rick McKelvey represents the state in this matter.

This investigation is a cooperative effort between the Atlantic County Prosecutor’s Office Crash Investigations Unit and the Egg Harbor Township Police Department.

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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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