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☷ Middlesex County New Jersey - East Orange man sentenced in fatal Edison crash
Middlesex County , state New Jersey ( By Press Release office)
Middlesex County Prosecutor Yolanda Ciccone and Chief Thomas Bryan of the Edison Police Department announced today that a motorist has been sentenced for causing the death of a motorcyclist in a crash that occurred on Route 1 North in Edison on the night of June 27 , 2020 .
On June 27 , 2020 , at approximately 2:19 A . M . , Edison Police officers responded to a motor vehicle crash involving a sedan and a motorcycle . An investigation by Detective Jonathan Berman of the Middlesex County Prosecutor’s Office and Captain Dominick Masi of the Edison Police Department determined that Roland Q . Lyles , 31 , who was driving a white Nissan Sentra was traveling northbound on Route 1 near Grandview Avenue at a high rate of speed when he struck the victim’s motorcycle . The driver of the motorcycle , Richard Diaz , 51 , of Brooklyn , New York , was taken to Robert Wood Johnson University Hospital in New Brunswick following the crash . He died on June 30 , 2020 , from his injuries .
Lyles was subsequently charged with and pleaded guilty to second - degree Vehicular Homicide and Driving While Intoxicated .
On April 22 , 2022 , following sentencing arguments by Assistant Prosecutor Keith Abrams , Lyles was sentenced by the Honorable Judge Thomas Buck , to ten years in state prison on one count of second - degree vehicular homicide subject to the No Early Release Act with three years of parole . Upon his release , Lyles will be subject to a twenty - five - year loss of license .
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