Brigantine Woman Charged with Homicide for Fatal Motor Vehicle Crash

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BRIGANTINE, NJ – A Jersey Shore woman was charged with vehicular homicide for a fatal motor vehicle crash after an investigation revealed that she struck and killed a Brigantine man on Saturday, June 26, 2021.

The defendant, Bao “Joanna” Huynh is charged with 2nd Degree Vehicular Homicide by recklessly operating a motor vehicle causing the death of Hector Salgado in addition to Reckless and Careless Driving.

According to police, on June 26, 2021, at 12:17 p.m., Hector Salgado, 54, was killed on Brigantine Blvd. in Brigantine.

He was killed when a van he was loading was struck by a Honda Civic, driven by 34-year-old Joanna Huynh of Brigantine.

“Subsequent investigation revealed that defendant’s use of numerous drugs caused a state of intoxication and impaired her ability to operate a  motor vehicle,” police reported.

This fatal crash investigation was a cooperative effort by the Atlantic County Prosecutor’s Office Crash Investigations Unit and Brigantine Police Department.

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