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Egg Harbor Township Woman Sentenced to 21 Years for Crash That Killed Mother, Infant Son

Egg Harbor Township

An Egg Harbor Township woman has been sentenced on Aggravated Manslaughter charges in connection to a motor vehicle collision that killed a mother and her infant son in 2019, Acting Atlantic County Prosecutor Cary Shill announced.

According to Prosecutor Shill, Nancy Cavanaugh, 68, was sentenced on January 10, 2022, to 21 years in New Jersey state prison. 

Prosecutor Shill stated that Cavanaugh pled guilty on September 30, 2021, to Aggravated Manslaughter. 

In October 2019, Cavanaugh was charged with Aggravated Manslaughter in connection with a fatal motor vehicle collision, occurring on February 26, 2019, on English Creek Avenue in Egg Harbor Township.

The investigation revealed that Cavanaugh was the driver of a vehicle that left its lane of travel and collided head-on with a vehicle driven by Alisha Williams, 31, of Somers Point.  

According to the investigation, both Williams and her 10-month-old son, (initials) A.C., also of Somers Point, were killed in the crash. 

The investigation further concluded that Cavanaugh was driving in excess of the speed limit while under the influence of multiple intoxicating substances, including alcohol and alprazolam when her car left its lane of travel, causing the crash.