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Camden County man charged in crash that killed young mother

Prosecutors say Stephen Sirch was driving and speeding on Black Horse Pike in Hamilton, just west of High Bank Road, when he hit 29-year-old Karina Castillo.

Lanette Espy

Apr 24, 2024, 11:26 AM

Updated 29 days ago

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A Voorhees man who authorities say was speeding has been charged in a crash that killed a young mother.
Atlantic County prosecutors say Stephen Sirch, 30, is facing vehicular homicide charges for the April 3 crash in Hamilton that killed 29-year-old Karina Castillo, from Clementon.
Prosecutors say Sirch was driving a 2014 Chevrolet Equinox and speeding on Black Horse Pike in Hamilton, just west of High Bank Road, when he hit Castillo, who was driving a 2011 Honda Civic. She was pronounced dead at the scene.
Castillo leaves behind her baby and spouse. Her family has put up a GoFundMe.
Sirch sustained injuries not considered life-threatening in the crash. He was charged with second-degree vehicular homicide and is being held at the Atlantic County Justice Facility pending a detention hearing.


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