Man gets 20 years for crash during police chase that killed father of 3

A Rahway man has been sentenced to 20 years in prison for a crash during a police chase in Elizabeth that killed a 25-year-old Navy veteran, authorities said.

Surpris Ophilien Jr., 32, pleaded guilty to first-degree aggravated manslaughter and a weapons charge in the crash.

Edward G. Coleman Jr.

Edward G. Coleman Jr., a father of three from East Orange, died hours after his car was struck by Ophilien’s vehicle on July 18, 2015.

Superior Court Judge Stuart Peim cited Ophilien’s prior drug conviction while sentencing him to 20 years in state prison. Ophilien was …read more

Source: NJ.com Union

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