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Newark Man Sentenced to 11 years for hit-and-run death of 7-year-old Girl in West New York

Newark West New York

A Newark man was sentenced to 11 years in prison today for a West New York hit-and-run that left a 7-year-old girl dead and seriously injured her mother in February 2016.

According to authorities, the 7-year-old died of head trauma after being struck by Rodriguez's SUV in the crosswalk at Van Buren Place and 61st Street on Feb. 19, 2016.

The judge sentenced Rodriguez to seven years in prison for leaving the scene of a fatal accident, four years in prison for endangering an injured victim, regarding the girl's mother, and four years in prison for hindering apprehension.