Hit-and-run driver gets time served

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The Queens driver who pleaded guilty after a deadly hit-and-run in Harrison was sentenced in White Plains County Court Wednesday to time served.

Anthony Mangano admitted to hitting tow truck driver Salvatore Brescia on I-95 before leaving the scene back in 2016.

Brescia, 32, had been helping a driver who had broken down on the side of the road. He died as a result of his injuries.

State police say they were able to match a few pieces of plastic found at the scene back to Mangano's truck. According to police, Mangano went back to the scene again and passed it once more before driving away.

Mangano faced up to seven years in state prison, but was sentenced to time served since he already served 12 months in County Jail.  He has to pay $2,500 and was released Wednesday.

Prior to the sentencing, the judge called Mangano "gutless and selfish" before giving him one more chance to speak to the family he left without their son, brother, nephew and friend.

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