William Michael Simkins, 31, was indicted by an Atlantic County Grand Jury Tuesday on second degree charges of vehicular homicide, and leaving the scene of a fatal accident, as well as third-degree endangering an injured victim.

MAYS LANDING — An Egg Harbor Township man accused of killing a township teen in a hit-and-run last year is trying to have the indictment against him dismissed.

William Michael Simkins, 31, was indicted Feb. 1 on charges of vehicular homicide, leaving the scene of a fatal crash and endangering an injured victim. Jacob Broschard, 16, died after he was struck at about 2 a.m. Sept. 6 while riding his bike with two others in the township’s Scullville section.

Simkins turned himself into police about two hours later. At the time, he was charged with motor vehicle violations, including reckless driving, leaving the scene of an accident and failing to report an accident. The charges later were upgraded.

Latest Video

On Tuesday, attorney Lucille Bongiovanni — who was standing in for Lou Barbone — told the judge the motion was being filed. She did not say what the grounds would be. Simkins pleaded not guilty to the charges in April.

Superior Court Judge Michael Donio gave Assistant Prosecutor Diane Ruberton until July 8 to respond to the motion, which is scheduled to be heard July 27.

Contact Lynda Cohen:


Recommended for you

Welcome to the discussion.

Keep it Clean. Please avoid obscene, vulgar, lewd, racist or sexually-oriented language.
Don't Threaten. Threats of harming another person will not be tolerated.
Be Truthful. Don't knowingly lie about anyone or anything.
Be Nice. No racism, sexism or any sort of -ism that is degrading to another person.
Be Proactive. Use the 'Report' link on each comment to let us know of abusive posts.
Share with Us. We'd love to hear eyewitness accounts, the history behind an article.