Woman Charged in Vehicular Homicide of Husband

Minivan driver charged in August 2012 crash that killed her husband & injured her kids

A woman is accused of killing her husband during a violent minivan crash last summer.

A New Hampshire wife and mother was officially charged today in the Aug. 28, 2012 Pleasantville, N.J. crash that left her 34-year-old husband, William Nasta, dead and their two daughters, a 5-year-old and a 3-month-old, injured with non-life-threatening injuries.

The single-vehicle wreck happened along the Black Horse Pike near Route 9 in the middle of the day. Surveillance video shows a red minivan driving west on the Black Horse going off the road and into a pole on the front passenger side.

Acting Atlantic County Prosecutor Jim McClain announced that Allison Hawks Nasta, 28, of Manchester, N.H. could face up to 10 years in prison and up to $150,000 in fines after being charged with second-degree vehicular homicide.

Nasta was already charged for driving on a suspended license with drug paraphernalia in her vehicle. She also is accused of giving false information to investigators.

Video shows the woman removing her kids from the van after the crash.

Originally there were reports that the crash was a hit-and-run. But Pleasantville Police later confirmed that it was only a single-vehicle wreck involving the minivan.

Nasta is currently behind bars in New Hampshire on unrelated charges. Her bail was set at $50,000 on the New Jersey counts.

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