Driver gets 10-year prison term in crash that killed teen
MAYS LANDING, N.J. (AP) — A driver convicted of vehicular homicide in a crash that killed a teenage soccer player and injured three other teens is now headed to prison.
Nicholas Garreffi received a 10-year sentence Tuesday.
Atlantic County prosecutors say the 40-year-old Vineland resident was under the influence of Xanax when his pickup crossed the center line, striking a box truck and then hitting a car containing five Mainland Regional High School students who were going to compete in a charity soccer tournament.
Fourteen-year-old Aisling Cooke of Linwood died in the August 2014 crash in Hamilton Township. The other girls were treated and released from a hospital.
Garreffi was also convicted of assault by auto and driving under the influence.