Driver, 23, Arrested in Crash That NJ Teen

Nicholas M. Camasco, also of Bloomfield, turned himself in Thursday

Thursday, Oct 11, 2012  |  Updated 8:32 PM EDT
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Teen Dies In Crash Less Than A Block From Home

Nicholas Comasco (inset), is arrested in connection with the Bloomfield, N.J. crash that killed star high school athlete Christina Lembo.

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Star NJ High School Athlete Laid to Rest

Funeral services were held Friday for high school star athlete Christina Lembo, who was returning home in a car with two friends Saturday night, when a car speeding in the opposite direction smashed into the vehicle. Lembo was killed less than a block from her home. Pat Battle reports.

Teen Dies In Crash Less Than A Block From Home

Grief counselors will be on hand at a New Jersey high school to help students deal with the death of 16-year-old Christina Lembo. The star athelete's life was cut tragically short when she was killed Saturday night in a horrific car crash. News 4's Jonathan Vigliotti spoke to some of her friends and those who saw the tragedy unfold.
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Police have arrested a 23-year-old man in connection with the crash earlier this month that killed a star high school athlete less than a block from her home in Bloomfield, N.J., authorities said. 

Nicholas M. Camasco, also of Bloomfield, turned himself in Thursday and was charged with vehicular homicide and aggravated assault by auto.

Camasco was driving the 2000 Chevy Camaro that struck the 2007 Honda Civic in which 16-year-old Christina Lembo was a passenger the night of Saturday, Sept. 29, prosecutors said. He'd been speeding from the opposite direction.

Lembo was pronounced dead at University Hospital. Four others -- two occupants of the Civic and two occupants of the Camaro -- sustained life-threatening injuries.

Camasco stayed on the scene but after several days of investigation, "facts were developed that warranted the filing of charges," said Chief Assistant Essex County Prosecutor Thomas Fennelly. 

The case will still be sent to the grand jury.

Camasco is being held at the Essex County Correctional Facility on $100,000 bail. Attorney information wasn't immediately available. 

Lembo was a junior and star soccer player at Bloomfield High School. Friends have been memorializing her since her death with flowers and pictures at the accident site and online tributes. 

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