Worker sentenced in deadly alcohol-related accident at port
Jan. 16, 2018
ELIZABETH, N.J. (AP) — A longshoreman who was driving drunk when he struck and killed a co-worker with a top loader on a pier in New Jersey is now headed to state prison.
Union County prosecutors announced Tuesday that 50-year-old Victor Belo has received a three-year sentence. The North Arlington man had pleaded guilty last July to vehicular homicide in the August 2015 death of 49-year-old Judy Jones at the APM marine terminal in Elizabeth.
Authorities say Belo had several drinks during lunch before he returned to work at the pier. He soon struck Jones, a Newark resident who suffered multiple severe injuries and was pronounced dead at the scene.
No other injuries were reported in the accident.