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Trenton Woman Charged with Vehicular Homicide for 2020 Atlantic County Crash

By rlsmetro on
Atlantic County

 A Trenton woman has been arrested and charged in connection to a fatal motor vehicle accident that occurred in June 2020, Acting Atlantic County Prosecutor Cary Shill announced.

Officials said on Dec. 15, detectives of the Mercer County Prosecutor’s Office Homicide Task Force assisted in the arrest of Taquaysha Bell, 29, at her residence in Trenton.

According to officials, police charged Bell with Vehicular Homicide and Assault by Auto in connection to a motor vehicle crash that occurred on June 19, 2020, on the White Horse Pike in Hammonton.

Following Bell’s arrest, she was turned over to the detectives of the Atlantic County Prosecutor’s Office Crash Investigations Unit and the Hammonton Police Department for processing.

Officials said on June 19, 2020, Bell was traveling westbound on the White Horse Pike when she entered the oncoming lane and struck a vehicle head-on, operated by Michael Luko of Mays Landing.

Luko, 53, was an officer with the New Jersey Human Services Police Department and he was traveling home from work.

Luko was transported to a nearby hospital where he was pronounced deceased. 

The incident remains under investigation.