NEW BRUNSWICK, NJ – The driver in the hit-and-run death of a 22-year-old New Brunswick man in 2019 has been sentenced to eight years in prison.

Daquan White, 27, of North Brunswick, was sentenced today by Superior Court Judge Diane Pincus to an eight-year prison term with four years of parole ineligibility for leaving the scene of a motor vehicle crash resulting in the death of Anthony Cruz-Medina, 22.

According to a press release from Middlesex County Prosecutor Yolanda Ciccone, Cruz-Medina was struck and killed during the early morning hours of April 20, 2019.

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An investigation by police revealed that at 12:40 a.m., White was driving a 2001 Acura Cl Coupe when he struck and killed Cruz-Medina on Livingston Avenue near Baldwin Street.

Cruz- Medina was pronounced dead at the scene.

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.

The defendant was charged following an investigation by Sgt. Sean Cahill of the New Brunswick Police, and Detective Jonathan Berman of the Middlesex County Prosecutor’s Office.