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Tons of of tow truck drivers participate in funeral for an operator who was killed on the job final month. Ricky Flores/lohud.

A Queens man admitted in courtroom to killing a tow truck driver in successful-and-run on Interstate ninety five simply after Christmas final yr. 

Anthony Mangano, of Ozone Park, pleaded responsible on Thursday to leaving the scene of a private damage incident leading to demise, a felony. 

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He hit and killed Sal Brescia with his employer’s box truck on Dec. 29, 2016 while Brescia was loading a broken-down car onto his flatbed truck in the right northbound lane on I-95 in Harrison, District Attorney Anthony Scarpino Jr. said. 

Mangano struck Brescia with his mirror, kept driving, circled back to get a look at the scene and continued driving again, according to the district attorney. He passed through the New Rochelle toll booth twice, the district attorney said. 

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Anthony Mangano of Queens has been charged in the death last year of tow truck driver Sal Brescia. Video by Jordan Fenster/lohud
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Brescia died after suffering injuries to his head, neck, torso and extremities. He was set to be married to Kristin Neshewat on July 4 of this year.  

“He was a selfless person, always willing to help or put someone before him,” Neshewat said in a previous interview.

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Three pieces of plastic — none bigger than the size of an iPhone — from the right side-view mirror of the box truck was all evidence police had, but it was enough to develop a suspect and make an arrest. 

EZ-Pass and cellphone records were also instrumental in this investigation, Scarpino said. 

Mangano faces two and one third to seven years in state prison when he is sentenced on March 8, 2018.

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