A Manchester woman is facing a vehicular homicide charge after her husband was killed in a car crash in Pleasantville, N.J., last summer.
Acting Atlantic County Prosecutor Jim McClain said Thursday that Allison Hawks Nasta, 28, of Manchester, was traveling westbound on the Black Horse Pike in Pleasantville Aug. 28, 2012, when she lost control of her minivan, crossed into oncoming traffic and struck a utility pole. McClain said the impact of the collision killed Nasta’s husband, William Nasta, 34, who was in the front passenger seat, police said.
The couple’s two daughters, ages 5 and 3 months at the time of the accident, suffered non-life-threatening injuries. The children, along with Allison Nasta, were taken to AtlantiCare Regional Medical Center City Campus for treatment of their injuries.
While there, she was arrested by members of the Atlantic County Prosecutor’s Office and charged with hindering apprehension and obstruction of the administration of law for providing false information to detectives. Additionally, she was charged with being involved in a fatal accident while driving with a suspended New Hampshire driver’s license and possession of drug paraphernalia.
Then on Aug. 29, 2012, Nasta was arrested again and charged with being in possession of thousands of dollars worth of stolen property that was associated with eight residential burglaries in Atlantic County. Police investigating the fatal accident visited the Nastas’ room at the Hampton Motor Lodge in the West Atlantic City section of Egg Harbor Township and found numerous pieces of jewelry, computers and other electronics, safes, collectibles, cameras and personal identification, which was identified as stolen property linked to eight residential burglaries in Atlantic County. Nasta is currently being held in the Rockingham County Department of Corrections on unrelated charges. A call to the department seeking information on the charges was not returned Thursday.
Bail for the vehicular homicide charge has been set at $50,000. In New Jersey, vehicular homicide carries a sentence of between five and 10 years in state prison, and up to $150,000 in fines.