Drunk driver who caused five-car crash that killed Ocean Township man pleads guilty
A Brooklyn man man pleads guilty in court Thursday to driving under the influence and causing a September car crash that killed an Ocean Township man on Route 440 South in Middlesex County.
Jason Appio, 45, of Ocean Township was pronounced dead at Raritan Bay Medical Center - Perth Amboy Division.
Under a plea deal Aleksander Isserovich, 39, will spend 7-years in prison for causing the five car collision with his tractor trailer, according to the Middlesex County Prosecutors Office.
Isserovich plead guilty to one count of death by auto in the second degree, three counts of assault by auto in the fourth degree, and driving while under the influence of controlled substances which caused the fatal crash on September 6, 2017.
Under a plea agreement Isserovich will be sentenced to a prison term of 7 years for causing the crash that killed Appio and injured the drivers of three other vehicles.
This term is subject to the No Early Release Act.
Isserovich will have to serve 85 percent of his prison term before becoming eligible for parole.
He is scheduled to be sentenced in New Brunswick by Superior Court Judge Michael Toto on May 18, 2018.
Isserovich, was taken to Raritan Bay Medical Center - Perth Amboy Division where he was treated for his injuries following the September accident.
The investigation found that Isserovich was driving on Route 440 South, near milepost 2.7, and rear ended the Hyundai Sonata driven by Appio.
The Sonata jolted forward striking another passenger vehicle.
The tractor trailer then jackknifed and struck two other passenger cars.
The drivers of the three other vehicles who were involved in the crash were taken to Robert Wood Johnson University Hospital in New Brunswick and were treated for their injuries.
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