June 28, 2013 – Burlington County Prosecutor Robert D. Bernardi announced today that a Hainesport man has been indicted for fatally striking a 16-year-old boy with his sport utility vehicle while the youth was walking along the Mount Holly Bypass on May 25, 2012.
Kevin Voorhees, age 53, (PHOTO) of Creek Road in Hainesport, New Jersey, was indicted on one count of Aggravated Manslaughter (First Degree), Vehicular Homicide (Second Degree), Knowingly Leaving the Scene of a Motor Vehicle Accident Resulting in Death (Second Degree) and Possession of a Controlled Dangerous Substance (Third Degree).
The indictment was returned June 25. An arraignment will be scheduled soon in Superior Court in Burlington County.
Voorhees is accused of striking and killing Charbinau “Shawn” Hall, age 16, of Mount Holly with his Honda SUV as the youth was walking along the shoulder of the Mount Holly Bypass on May 25, 2012 at approximately 9 p.m. The collision occurred in the southbound lanes near the intersection with Rancocas Road. The juvenile was killed on impact. Voorhees left the scene.
Minutes after the collision, witnesses contacted police and provided them with Voorhees’s license plate number. An alert was broadcast and Voorhees was stopped a short time later in Hainesport and taken into custody by patrol officers from the Mount Laurel Police Department.
The criminal charges against Voorhees were upgraded after the results of toxicology tests revealed that cocaine, marijuana and alcohol were in the defendant’s system at the time of Hall’s death, according to the complaint. He is free on $100,000 bail with no 10 percent option. He was also charged with multiple motor vehicle violations, including Driving Under the Influence and Refusal to Submit to Testing.
The case was investigated by the Burlington County Prosecutor’s Office, the Mount Holly Police Department, the Mount Laurel Police Department and the Westampton Police Department.
An indictment is merely an accusation. Defendants are presumed innocent unless or until prove