AC driver charged with vehicular homicide in death of Galloway man

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An Atlantic City man was arrested Thursday, May 29 on charges of vehicular homicide in connection with a fatal collision in Atlantic City last month that left a Galloway man dead, according to acting Prosecutor Jim McClain.

At approximately 3:17 a.m. April 28, members of the Atlantic City Police Department, Atlantic City Emergency Medical Services, Atlantic City Fire Department, and the Atlantic County Prosecutor’s Office responded to a crash involving two motor vehicles at the intersection of Massachusetts and Grammercy Avenues in Atlantic City.

A car driven by Ishiah L. Monroe, 22, of the 400 block of North Massachusetts Avenue, Atlantic City, had struck a second vehicle in the intersection. The front-seat passenger of the vehicle Monroe was operating, Nicholas Ingargiola, 24, of Galloway, was pronounced dead at the scene, according to reports.

Monroe and his rear-seat passenger, Theodore Miller III, 27, of Winchester, Va., were transported to the AtlantiCare Regional Medical Center City Campus in Atlantic City for treatment. The driver and sole occupant of the second car, Vong Doan, 51, of Atlantic City, was uninjured and declined medical treatment.

According to a news release from McClain, Monroe was charged with the second-degree crime of vehicular homicide May 28 for "recklessly causing the death of Nicholas Ingargiola by operating a motor vehicle while intoxicated, driving the wrong way down a one-way street, disregarding a red traffic light and crashing into another vehicle."

Monroe surrendered at the Atlantic County Prosecutor’s Office May 29 and was taken into custody by county detectives.

He was lodged in the Atlantic County jail in lieu of $50,000 cash bail. A second-degree crime carries a maximum prison sentence of 10 years.

The Atlantic County Prosecutor’s Office Fatal Collisions Unit and the Atlantic City Police Department are conducting the investigation. Anyone with information pertaining to this crash is asked to contact Det. James Rosiello of the ACPO Fatal Collisions Unit at 609-909-7692 or the Atlantic City Police Department at 609-347-5744.

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