A 32-year-old man from Pleasantville has been sentenced for a crash in Egg Harbor Township last year that claimed the life of a man who was trying to walk across a road.

According to the Atlantic County Prosecutor's Office, Michael Doyle was sentenced to eight years in state prison for vehicular homicide and five for endangering the welfare of a child.

It was on the morning of September 27th, 2021, that Doyle failed to stop for a red light at the Black Horse Pike and English Creek Avenue.

Doyle struck and killed 33-year-old Anthony Swezeny, who worked at a local Outback Steakhouse restaurant, as he was crossing the highway. He then collided with a van being driven by Joseph Avellino of Egg Harbor Township.

Black Horse Pike and English Creek Avenue in Egg Harbor Township NJ - Photo: Chris Coleman
Black Horse Pike and English Creek Avenue in Egg Harbor Township NJ - Photo: Chris Coleman
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Authorities say at the time of the crash, Doyle, who had another adult and a 2-year-old child in the vehicle with him, was under the influence of Fentanyl, Morphine, Alprazolam, Methadone, Codeine, and THC.

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Doyle must serve 85 percent of his prison term before becoming eligible for parole.

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