CENTRAL ISLIP, N.Y.- A New York real estate developer catch trying to flee to South America following a lethal car clang in the Hamptons has been sentenced to three to nine years in territory prison.
Forty-four-year-old Sean Ludwick pleaded guilty to exacerbated vehicular murder, leaving the stage of a fatal clang and exasperated driving while intoxicated and was convicted on Wednesday.
Prosecutors say Ludwick’s blood-alcohol content was more than double the state’s legal limit for driving.
The August 2015 clang in Sag Harbor killed 53 -year-old Paul Hansen.
Ludwick was free on bail when he was captured in Puerto Rico last year negotiating to buy a $400,000 sailboat to flee to South America. An FBI agent moonlighting as a sailing teacher became suspicious and contacted authorities.
Ludwick apologized to Hansen’s clas before being sentenced.