METUCHEN – A Toms River man, who originally told police he was a witness, pleaded guilty in a hit-and-run that killed a utility worker in Metuchen.
Paddy Flynn, 18, was originally charged with aggravated assault in the second degree, leaving the scene of a motor vehicle accident resulting in serious bodily injury in the third degree, and various motor vehicle summonses, according to the Middlesex County Prosecutor’s Office.
However, under a plea deal, he pleaded guilty to causing death by driving without a license and knowingly leaving the scene of an accident resulting in death, according to the Daily Voice. He will be sentenced in September to three years in prison.
At around 9 a.m. on March 2, Flynn was driving a Ford F-250 pick-up truck when he struck Michael Bergamasco, 51, at the intersection of Middlesex and Grove avenues. Bergamasco was taken to Robert Wood Johnson University Hospital in New Brunswick in critical condition, but later succumbed to his injuries.
Flynn had originally told police that he was a witness of the crash.