A New Jersey college student faces a vehicular homicide charge stemming from a crash that killed a fellow student.

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The charge against 22-year-old Joao Simoes of Newark was included in an indictment that was recently handed up by an Atlantic County grand jury.

Prosecutors say Simoes was driving at a high rate of speed when he struck a deer on the campus of Richard Stockton College in Galloway Township in October 2011. After hitting the deer, the vehicle left the road and hit several trees.

Joseph Miller of Medford died in the crash, which occurred the day before his 21st birthday, while Simoes was seriously injured. Both were Stockton students.

Simoes turned himself in Thursday and was later released on $50,000 bail. He could not be reached for comment Monday.

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