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Toms River Man Pleads Guilty to Vehicular Homicide

Toms River

Ocean County Prosecutor Bradley D. Billhimer announced that on September 15, Roberto Sandoval-Guerrero, 38, of Toms River, pled guilty to Vehicular Homicide relative to the death of Daniel Cintron on September 5, 2020. 

According to Prosecutor Billhimer, on September 5, 2020, the New Jersey State Police received a report of a pedestrian having been struck by a motor vehicle in the area of Garden State Parkway South at or near mile-marker post 86 in Toms River, with the vehicle then fleeing the scene. 

The investigation determined that Daniel Cintron had previously been involved in a minor motor vehicle accident with another driver, Frank Puglisi. The men exited their vehicles and were in the process of exchanging insurance information on the shoulder of the Parkway when they were struck by a 2002 Mercury Mountaineer operated by Sandoval-Guerrero. 

According to the investigation, Mr. Puglisi was struck on his left arm while Mr. Cintron was thrown into travel lanes, where he was run over by passing traffic. Mr. Cintron was pronounced deceased at the scene. 

Further investigation revealed that Sandoval-Guerrero continued to operate the vehicle southbound on the Garden State Parkway; he ultimately abandoned the vehicle on the shoulder and fled on foot. 

According to Prosecutor Billhimer, Sandoval-Guerrero was eventually located in the area of Route 9 and Church Road and taken into custody. Sandoval-Guerrero has been lodged in the Ocean County Jail since his apprehension.