A Vineland man was arrested Monday afternoon and now faces vehicular homicide charges in connection with the death of 14-year-old Aisling Cooke last summer.

40-year-old Nicholas Garreffi of Vineland was arrested Monday afternoon by Hamilton Township police in connection with the August 30, 2014, death of 14-year-old Aisling Cooke of Linwood.

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Back on the morning of August 30th, 2014, police responded to a three-vehicle crash on Route 40. An investigation revealed that a Chevy Silverado driven by Garreffi crossed the center line, hit a box truck, and then hit a Volkswagen Jetta with five occupants. Those five occupants were Mainland Regional High School soccer players on their way to a a three-on-three charity tournament.

The dirver of the Jetta, along with two passengers, sustained mild to moderate injuries. Aisling Cooke, who was also a passenger in the Jetta, was airlifted to ACMC-City with critical injuries and died on September 3rd.

The State is alleging that Garreffi was driving under the influence of a narcotic, causing Cooke's death. If convicted, Gareffi could face five to ten years in state prison.