November 27, 2022

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Sayreville man sentenced to eight years for 2020 fatal motorcycle crash

A Sayreville man who was intoxicated when he lost control of his motorcycle and caused fatal injuries to his passenger a year and a half ago has been sentenced to eight years in state prison on one count of second-degree vehicular homicide.

On Thursday, Jack Piatek, 29, was sentenced by Middlesex County Superior Court Judge Pedro J. Jimenez, Jr., for the July 16, 2020, fatal crash that left Jessica Vinsko, 36, of South Amboy, dead after being ejected from the motorcycle

Piatek must serve 85% of his sentence before he is eligible for parole and will be subject to a 15-year loss of license upon his release, according to the Middlesex County Prosecutor’s Office.

Middlesex County Prosecutor Yolanda Ciccone and Acting Chief Joseph Mandola of the Old Bridge Police Department made the joint announcement on Saturday.

The Old Bridge Township police officers who investigated the accident on that July 2020 evening said Piatek was operating a motorcycle while under the influence of alcohol along Route 35 North in Old Bridge Township. Vinsko was riding as Piatek’s passenger.

The officers said Piatek lost control of motorcycle just before midnight, ejecting both him and Vinsko off the bike. Vinsko was pronounced dead at the scene.

Piatek was subsequently charged with multiple offenses and later pleaded guilty to second-degree Vehicular Homicide and Driving While Intoxicated.

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