New Hampshire Woman Convicted of Vehicular Homicide in 2012 Crash in Pleasantville
A woman from New Hampshire has been convicted of vehicular homicide in connection with a 2012 crash in Pleasantville that killed her husband.
Prosecutors say 31-year-old Allison Hawks Nasta was driving westbound on the Black Horse Pike in August, 2012, when she crossed two lanes of traffic and crashed head-on into a utility pole near the Exxon station at the Route 9 intersection. Nasta's husband, William, was in the front seat of the vehicle; he died as a result of injuries sustained in the crash. The couple's two daughters were injured.
Nasta was arrested and charged with numerous offenses, including operating a vehicle with a suspended license, hindering apprehension by giving a false name to investigators, reckless driving, and operating a vehicle while in possession of narcotics. As the investigation continued, Nasta was also charged with vehicular homicide. On Thursday, after a six-day trial, a jury returned a guilty verdict on several charges, including second degree vehicular homicide.
Assistant prosecutor Seth Levy said, "the evidence proves these facts again and again: Allison Nasta got high, drove recklessly —speeding across two lanes of traffic, and did not try to avoid slamming into a pole; in fact, she sped into it."
Nasta will be sentenced on March 6th.