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Prosecutors: Unlicensed driver faces vehicular homicide charge in death of motorcyclist

The Ocean County Prosecutor’s Office says Yasmin Sanchez-Centeno, 22, was driving a 2005 Nissan Murano when he “pulled out onto Route 37 - failing to yield to the motorcycle.”

Bob Doda

Aug 5, 2023, 4:32 PM

Updated 321 days ago

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A motorcyclist from Toms River was killed by a driver in Manchester on Thursday evening who attempted to flee on foot, the Ocean County Prosecutor’s Office says.
It says Yasmin Sanchez-Centeno, 22, was driving a 2005 Nissan Murano when he “pulled out onto Route 37 - failing to yield to the motorcycle.”
The motorcycle struck the rear passenger side door of the Nissan Murano. Jeffrey Schlinger, 23, suffered serious injuries and later died at Community Medical Center in Toms River.
According to initial findings, “Sanchez-Centeno continued eastbound on Route 37 until his vehicle became inoperable. Sanchez-Centeno then exited the vehicle and fled on foot into a nearby wooded area.”
Once apprehended by Manchester Township police officers, he failed field sobriety tests.
Sanchez-Centeno was charged with vehicular homicide, strict liability vehicular homicide, knowingly leaving the scene of a motor vehicle crash resulting in death, and being an unlicensed driver involved in a motor vehicle crash resulting in death.
A GoFundMe is raising funds for Schlinger’s funeral costs.


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