A North Brunswick man has been sentenced to 8 years in prison in the death of a 22-year-old pedestrian who was struck and killed during the early morning hours of April 20, 2019.
Daquan White, 27, of North Brunswick, was sentenced on July 8 by Superior Court Judge Diane Pincus, to a prison term of 8 years with four years of parole ineligibility for leaving the scene of a motor vehicle crash resulting in the death of Anthony Cruz-Medina, 22, of New Brunswick, according to information provided by Middlesex County Prosecutor Yolanda Ciccone.
The sentence was imposed after White pleaded guilty on Dec. 3, 2019, in accordance with a plea agreement reached with Middlesex County Assistant Prosecutor Keith Abrams, to knowingly leaving the scene of a motor vehicle crash resulting in death and hindering his own apprehension in the fatal hit-and-run, according to the statement.
The defendant was charged following an investigation by Sgt. Sean Cahill of the New Brunswick Police Department and Detective Jonathan Berman of the Middlesex County Prosecutor’s Office, which determined that on April 20, 2019, at approximately 12:40 a.m., White was driving a 2001 Acura Cl Coupe when he struck and killed the victim on Livingston Avenue near Baldwin Street. He then fled the scene.