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Brigantine Woman Indicted For Crash That Left Man Dead

By metrostaff on
Brigantine

According to Brigantine officials, Bao “Joanna” Huynh, 34, of Brigantine was indicted today for vehicular homicide related to a fatal motor vehicle crash after an investigation revealed that she struck and killed a Lindenwold man on Saturday, June 26, 2021.

Vehicular homicide is a 2nd degree offense whereby the defendant recklessly operated a motor vehicle causing the death of Hector Salgado and carries with it a presumed sentenced of up to 10 years in New Jersey State Prison.

Officials say, on June 26, 2021, at 12:17 p.m., Hector Salgado, 54, was killed on Brigantine Blvd. in Brigantine when a van he was loading was struck by a Honda Civic, driven by Huynh.

Subsequent investigation revealed that 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.