Rahway Woman Was Allegedly Texting During Fatal Crash

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NEWARK – Essex County prosecutors allege that a Rahway woman was texting when she crashed into a pickup truck on Routes 1&9 on Oct. 10, killing the driver, according to a Star-Ledger report.

Jennifer Sahoye, 35, is the first person to be charged with vehicular homicide alleged to have been caused by texting, according to the report. She was charged with causing the death of Carlos Carvalho, 58, while driving without a license.

If convicted, Sahoye faces a maximum potential penalty of 10 years in prison. As with all criminal defendants, the charges against Sahoye are merely accusations and she is presumed innocent until proven guilty in court.

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