Union Township Woman Sentenced To Seven Years For Vehicular Homicide In Somerset County

Photo provided by the Somerset County Prosecutor's Office
Photo provided by the Somerset County Prosecutor's Office
Press release provided by the Somerset County Prosecutor's Office 

SOMERVILLE, N.J.- Somerset County Prosecutor Geoffrey D. 
Soriano announces that this morning the Honorable Robert B. Reed, J.S.C. 
sentenced Amie Marroccelli, age 41, of Union Township, New Jersey, to 
seven years in New Jersey State Prison with 85% to be served without parole 
for the vehicular homicide that she committed.

The vehicular homicide was the result of a motor vehicle crash that 
occurred on October 10, 2010 at approximately 7:56 p.m. on Interstate 78 in 
Warren Township, New Jersey. During the investigation, it was discovered 
that Amie Marroccelli was driving eastbound while in the left lane on 
Interstate 78.

Steven Wall, age 22, of Annandale New Jersey was also traveling in the same direction. Defendant Marroccelli’s vehicle struck Mr. Wall’s vehicle in the center lane when she abruptly changed lanes. As a result of the impact, Mr. Wall’s vehicle was forced off the highway, where it collided with trees. Mr. Wall died as a result of the injuries he sustained in the crash.

 A laboratory analysis revealed that defendant Marroccelli’s blood 
alcohol content was .087% approximately three hours after the collision. 
An expert for the State testified at the trial that at the time of the crash, the 
presence of ethyl alcohol in defendant Marroccelli’s blood would have 
been .14%.

On March 17, 2014, after a 2 week trial, a Somerset County Jury 
found defendant Marroccelli guilty of committing vehicular homicide, a 
second degree crime. 
The State was represented by Assistant Prosecutor Merrill Mezzacappa.


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