TOMS RIVER, N.J. – A man who struck a New Jersey pedestrian and drove with the victim lodged in his car's windshield has been sentenced to seven years in prison.
Thirty-three-year-old Marcos Ortega was sentenced Thursday after pleading guilty to vehicular homicide in the death of Kenneth Moeller in November. He will serve three years of supervised release.
Ortega is from Little Egg Harbor. He struck Moeller on a highway shoulder in Ocean Township and continued driving about 1 1/2 miles before being stopped by police.
An officer responding to reports of an erratic driver saw what appeared to be a person lying on the hood of a vehicle. The officer stopped the vehicle and approached it and saw the victim lodged halfway through the windshield.
Moeller lived in Lanoka Harbor. He died a week later. He was 61.