- Associated Press - Tuesday, October 17, 2017

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.


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