Driver apologizes to victim's family for fatal crash
DEERFIELD BEACH, Fla. (WSVN) -- A man appeared in court and apologized to the family whose loved one he killed in a crash.
Monday morning, 31-year-old Michael Moshe-Romano apologized to the widow and daughter of John Villana. Authorities said, in December 2010, Moshe-Romano ran a red light and crashed into Villana. Villana died three weeks later.
Since the crash, the defendant has skipped his last court appearance and incurred at least four more traffic citations while driving on a restricted license. "I'm not a good driver, the record reflects, but that doesn't mean that I did it on purpose," Moshe-Romano said. "I didn't do it on purpose. I'm truly and deeply sorry that this happened. I really am."
The victim's daughter, Wendy Villana, also addressed the court. She said, "I don't understand the continued driving infractions. If someone was truly sorry they would change the way they drive, so that they wouldn't kill anybody else. If I'm not mistaken, you had more arrests in the last year since you killed my father."
Moshe-Romano has been fined $8,000 and had to work 500 hours of community service. He also has pending cases that are awaiting an outcome. These pending cases could result in the permanent revocation of his drivers license.
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