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Woman who drove drunk, killed worker gets 6-year prison term

October 3, 2018

SOUTH RIVER, N.J. (AP) — A woman who admitted she was driving drunk when she struck and killed a recycling company employee earlier this year has been sentenced to six years in state prison.

Middlesex County prosecutors say Phyllis Kocheran received the sentence Tuesday. The 52-year-old South River woman had pleaded guilty in August to vehicular homicide.

Authorities say 49-year-old William Oross, of North Brunswick, was working for a private company when he was struck on May 3 in South River. He was taken to a hospital but died there a short time later.

The cause of death was blunt force injuries.

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