The man who caused a fatal hit-and-run accident in 2015 has been sentenced to four years in New Jersey State Prison.
The tragic accident occurred after midnight on January 18, 2015. The suspect, a 28-year-old Newark man, was driving a car that crashed into a pedestrian around the intersection of McCarter Highway and Market Street in Newark, NJ.
The suspect, who was driving with a suspended license at the time, kept driving for a few blocks, then pulled over and walked to his residence.
The accident caused the death of the pedestrian, who resided in East Orange, New Jersey.
After investigating the fatal accident, Essex County prosecutors charged the suspect with vehicular homicide.
The suspect later reached a plea deal with the Essex County Prosecutor’s Office and pleaded guilty to reduced charges of leaving the scene of an accident involving death, in addition to charges of causing a death while violating public policy by driving with a suspended license.
Under the terms of the plea agreement, prosecutors recommended that the suspect be sentenced to just four years behind bars.
Shortly before the suspect was sentenced in Essex County Superior Court, he addressed the court. The suspect said that he deeply regretted his actions on the night of the fatal hit-and-run collision.
For more information about this case, read the NJ.com article, “Man Gets 4 Years for Fatal Hit-and-Run after Outbursts from His Family.”