Hainesport man faces added charges in pedestrian's death

Posted: August 04, 2012

A Hainesport man facing trial in the May drunken-driving death of a 16-year-old Rancocas Valley Regional High School student has also been charged with death by auto and possession of marijuana, authorities said Thursday.

Kevin Voorhees, 52, of the 2600 block of Creek Road, had earlier been charged with leaving the scene of a fatal accident, possessing a controlled dangerous substance, driving under the influence, and refusing to submit to testing.

He had been free on $100,000 bail but surrendered Thursday at the Burlington County Prosecutor's Office. After hearing the new charges, Voorhees posted a consolidated bail of $150,000 and was released.

Voorhees was driving a Honda SUV southbound on the Mount Holly Bypass on May 25 when he struck Charbinau "Shawn" Hall of Mount Holly, then fled the scene, authorities said. Hall had been walking on the shoulder of the bypass near Rancocas Road and was killed on impact.

Witnesses immediately contacted police and provided Voorhees' license plate number, authorities said. He was soon stopped and taken into custody by Mount Laurel police.

The charge of death by auto was added for striking and killing Hall, authorities said Thursday. The marijuana-possession complaint was added after toxicology tests showed that Voorhees had cocaine, marijuana, and alcohol in his system at the time of the accident.


Contact Edward Colimore at 856-779-3833 or ecolimore@phillynews.com.

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