Man sentenced in North Bergen fatal hit-and-run bus stop crash
A man from New York has been sentenced to five years in prison in a hit-and-run crash that killed a woman sitting at a North Bergen bus stop.
Olvy Torres, 36, pleaded guilty earlier to leaving the scene of a crash resulting in death in the Sept. 26 wreck that killed Luisa Valdez, 59.
According to authorities, Torres ran from the scene on foot and turned himself in a few days later.
The Jersey Journal reports the victim's daughter called him "nothing but a selfish coward" at Friday's sentencing hearing.
Torres apologized, saying he had fallen asleep at the wheel.
Police recovered $500,000 in cash and bags of diamonds inside a Bergen County apartment.
Torres also pleaded guilty to money laundering and was sentenced to a concurrent five-year term.
AP wire services helped contribute to this report.