Jonathan Lopez, 22, did not speak as the judge handed down the sentence. Lopez was acquitted at trial of manslaughter but found guilty of assault and reckless endangerment after prosecutors said he was drag racing on the Southern State Parkway in September 2011.
A grieving father is calling for justice after two auxiliary police officers were charged with official misconduct. Investigators said the volunteers saw a man involved in a fatal crash, but did nothing to help him.
Jonathan Lopez is charged with vehicular manslaughter, assault and DWI. Police off-duty NYPD officer Kevin Jessup of Massapequa died in the three-car crash.