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Absecon Man Indicted for Aggravated Manslaughter for Crash that killed Galloway Woman

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Galloway Township

An Atlantic County Grand Jury has returned an indictment of Aggravated Manslaughter and other charges against an Absecon man who was involved in the April 2020, crash that killed a 48-year-old Galloway Township woman, Atlantic County Prosecutor Damon G. Tyner announced.

Keneet Camacho, 39, is indicated on the following charges:

  • Aggravated Manslaughter, First Degree
  • Leaving the Scene of an Accident Resulting in Death, Second Degree
  • Assault by Auto, Third degree
  • Causing Death While Unlicensed/Suspended, Third Degree

According to the prosecutor's office, on April 20, 2020, at approximately 7:58 a.m., the Galloway Township Police Department responded to a motor vehicle crash on Wrangleboro Road, just north of Walden Way. 

An investigation showed a 2016 Hyundai Elantra was traveling south on Wrangleboro Road when it was struck from behind by a 2016 Toyota Highlander. The impact projected the Hyundai vehicle into the oncoming lane where it was struck head-on by a 2014 Honda CRV traveling north. 

Officials said that the driver of the Hyundai vehicle, Janel Bembry, 48, of Galloway Township, was later pronounced deceased at the hospital. The driver of the Honda CRV, Gail Schifris, 61, was transported to Atlanticare Medical Center City Division for treatment of serious bodily injuries. 

The driver of the Toyota Highlander, Camacho, fled the scene of the crash and was located by Galloway Township Police officers in the area of Great Creek and Pitney Road.

Camacho remains in custody at the Atlantic County Justice Facility. Assistant Prosecutor Katheleen Robinson represents the state in this matter.

This crash is an investigation by the Galloway Township Police Department and the Atlantic County Prosecutor’s Office Crash Investigations Unit. Anyone with information about the crash is asked to contact the Atlantic County Prosecutor’s Office at (609) 909-7692.