Posted Wednesday, February 13th, 2019

Morris County Prosecutor's logoMorris County Prosecutor Fredric M. Knapp and Chief Martin McParland, Jr. of the Rockaway Township Police Department announce the filing of an additional charge related to a motor vehicle crash that occurred during the early morning hours of Saturday, Feb.2.

It is alleged that Samantha Viscardi, 22, of Rockaway, was the driver of a motor vehicle involved in a single vehicle crash that occurred in the area of 435 Green Pond Road in Rockaway Township.

The subsequent investigation revealed that in addition to Viscardi, there was one other passenger in the vehicle at the time of the crash. The passenger, who sustained serious bodily injury in the crash, subsequently died as a result of those injuries. The passenger’s name and identity will not be released at this time.

Viscardi was initially charged with one count of Assault by Auto, a crime of the third degree.  Upon the passenger’s death, Viscardi was charged with one count of Reckless Vehicular Homicide, a crime of the second degree.

Members of the Rockaway Township Police Department, the Morris County Sheriff’s Office – Crime Scene Investigation, and the Morris County Prosecutor’s Office Major Crimes Unit contributed to this investigation.

Anyone with information about this investigation is encouraged to contact the Rockaway Township Police Department at (973) 625-4000 or the Morris County Prosecutor’s Office Major Crimes Unit at (973) 285-6200.

Inquiries should be directed to Public Information Officer Peter DiGennaro at [email protected] or 973-829-8159.