Atlantic County officials announce that a Brigantine woman has been charged with vehicular homicide related to a fatal motor vehicle crash after an investigation revealed that she struck and killed a Brigantine man on Saturday, June 26, 2021.
According to county officials, the defendant, Bao “Joanna” Huynh, is charged with Vehicular Homicide by recklessly operating a motor vehicle causing the death of Hector Salgado, in addition to Reckless and Careless Driving.
Officials said that on June 26, 2021, at 12:17 p.m., Hector Salgado, 54, was killed on Brigantine Boulevard in Brigantine when a van he was loading was struck by a Honda Civic, driven by 34-year-old Joanna Huynh.
Subsequent investigation revealed that the defendant’s use of numerous drugs caused a state of intoxication and impaired her ability to operate a motor vehicle.
This fatal crash investigation was a cooperative effort by the Atlantic County Prosecutor’s Office Crash Investigations Unit and Brigantine Police Department.