Man sentenced in death of teen skateboarder

May 3, 2011 9:29:09 AM PDT
A Pennsylvania man has been ordered to spend more than three years in prison for fatally striking a 13-year-old boy who was riding a skateboard near his suburban Philadelphia home.

Andrew Richard Meyers had pleaded guilty to homicide by vehicle in February in the death of Natan Luehrmann-Cowen. On Monday he was ordered to spend up to seven years behind bars.

Authorities say the 26-year-old Ambler man was going 63 miles per hour on a residential street in Lower Gwynedd Township when he struck Luehrmann-Cowen in March 2010. The boy was dragged about 140 feet and died at a hospital.

Tests showed Meyers had marijuana, cocaine and prescription drugs in his system at the time of the crash.


Information from: The Times Herald