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Hayes resident sentenced on DUI-related manslaughter charge

A Hayes man received an active sentence of six and a half years in prison Tuesday on charges related to incidents, including a fatal crash, which occurred while he was driving drunk in February.

John David Acamo, 30, of Maryus received the sentence from Gloucester Circuit Court Judge Jeffrey W. Shaw. In April, Acamo pleaded guilty to felony DUI-related manslaughter and the misdemeanors of driving under the influence, second offense, and hit and run.

According to state police, on Feb. 18 Acamo was driving a 2011 Chevrolet Silverado eastbound on Guinea Road when he crossed the center line and struck a westbound 2007 Jeep Laredo head on.

The driver of the Jeep, Margarita Bartok, was badly injured in the crash and was flown to Riverside Regional Hospital. Her husband, Stephen Bartok, was a passenger in the Jeep and died at the scene.

Minutes before the fatal crash, Acamo’s pickup struck another vehicle while traveling southbound on Route 17 in White Marsh, causing minor damage.


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