The Atlantic County Prosecutor's Office has arrested a second man in connection with the vehicular homicide of an Egg Harbor City woman in 2011, the Prosecutor's Office announced Monday afternoon, Feb. 4.
Alec Kavanagh, 20, was arrested at his home in Browns Mills, Burlington County, Monday morning, a Prosecutor's Office spokesperson said. The fatal crash took the life of Ashley Adams, 19, of Southampton on Oct. 23, 2011.
Kevin Dilks, now 21, of Chatsworth, was arrested two days after the accident. He was charged with vehicular homicide, DUI, reckless driving and underage drinking. He was driving the car in which Adams was a passenger, according to the Prosecutor's Office.
A warrant for Kavanagh's arrest was issued last week, following an indictment, according to the Prosecutor's Office. He is charged with vehicular homicide and conspiracy, and was lodged in the Atlantic County Justice Facility on $100,000 bail.
It is alleged that Kavanagh was in a second vehicle, drag racing the car driven by Dilks when it crashed, according to the Prosecutor's Office. The accident occurred at 1:30 a.m.
Dilks was traveling south on Clark's Landing Road when he lost control of his car, which overturned and came to rest against several trees, according to the Prosecutor's Office. Adams was ejected from the car, and was flown to AtlantiCare Regional Medical Center City Campus, where she was pronounced dead a few hours later.
Dilks was also taken to the hospital, but didn't suffer any serious injuries and was released a short time later, according to the Prosecutor's Office.