Camden County Prosecutor Mary Eva Colalillo and Gloucester Township Police Chief Harry Earle reported an Atco woman was charged with vehicular homicide in connection with a fatal motor vehicle accident April 30.
Dana Harper, 35, of Atco, was charged with one count of second degree Death by Auto and Driving Under the Influence, for the incident on the Black Horse Pike which resulted in the death of Charles Beehler, 55, of Gloucester Township.
On April 30, 2017, around 11:30 am, Harper was operating a red Dodge Durango southbound on the Black Horse Pike near Fox Croft Apartments. Several 911 callers reported she was driving her vehicle in an erratic manner. She drove off the roadway and struck Mr. Beehler who was walking along the side of the roadway. The victim was pronounced dead at the scene. Ms. Harper provided a blood sample which showed she had various narcotic substances in her system.
Ms. Harper has been arrested and was remanded to the Camden County Jail. She is awaiting a detention hearing under the New Jersey Criminal Justice Reform.
Released Saturday July 22, 2017.