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Man arraigned in hit and run death of tow truck driver


WHITE PLAINS – A truck driver was arraigned on an indictment in Westchester County Court on a felony charge of leaving the scene of a personal injury incident resulting in death.

Around dawn on Thursday, December 29, 2016, Anthony Mangano, 49, of Ozone Park, was driving on I-95 in the Town of Harrison, when he struck and killed the victim, Salvatore Brescia of Stamford, Connecticut, who was standing in the right lane next to his tow truck. The victim was assisting a driver who had broken down on the side of the highway when he was struck by a box truck that Mangano was driving for his employer.

Mangano did not stop. He got off I-95 and circled back to view the scene. By that point, police and an ambulance crew had arrived, but Mangano passed the scene and kept going, failing to stop to report his involvement or to provide information to police.

An investigation by State Police consisted of collecting fragments of plastic from a broken mirror at the scene, which led them to the manufacturer of the plastic mirror in Ontario, Canada as well as local distributors of the mirror and eventually to Mangano’s employer.  E-ZPass and cell phone records were also instrumental in the investigation.

Mangano was then identified as the driver.  If convicted, he could face 2 1/3 to seven years in state prison.

Bail was set t $10,000 cash.


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