Nanuet man sentenced to 4-12 years for crash that killed Rockland couple

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A Nanuet man was sentenced Wednesday to between four and 12 years in prison for a crash that killed a Rockland County couple.

Matthew Sindone, 24, pleaded guilty to aggravated vehicular homicide in October. Prosecutors said Sindone was impaired by drugs when he ran a red light and slammed his SUV into Neil and Aline Block's car in June.

Sindone says he took Xanax and other drugs just before the crash on Route 304.

During his sentencing, the Nanuet man apologized to the family.

"Words cannot express the pain and anguish our family and friends have endured since the day the defendant decided to drive on our streets without a license and under the influence,” said the daughter of the victims.

The Block family says they believe justice was not served and that Sindone should spend his life behind bars.

Sindone has been held at the Rockland County Jail and will head to state prison.

He has 30 days to appeal the judge's ruling.

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