Fort Myers man receives 20 years for deadly hit-and-run

Daniel Aquino Longoria

FORT MYERS, Fla. A Fort Myers man was sentenced Monday to 20 years in prison for his role in a May 2015 hit-and-run crash that killed a bicyclist, the state attorney’s office said.

Daniel Aquino Longoria, 24, was convicted last month on multiple charges stemming from the wreck along Nuna Avenue that killed 23-year-old Tony Bridley, who was cycling home from work.

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Longoria hit Bridley while driving in the early morning hours of May 25, 2015, according to investigators. He dragged Bridley’s body and bike into a ditch and behind palm fronds.

Longoria also called police to report his car stolen, investigators said. The car was later found to have been intentionally set on fire, with evidence inside that tied Longoria to the crash, according to the state attorney’s office.

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Longoria will serve 10 years of probation following his release, the state attorney’s office said. His sentence encompassed charges of leaving the scene of a crash involving death, second-degree arson of a structure, and tampering with or fabricating physical evidence.

He was given credit for time served on charges of driving with a suspended or revoked license and falsely reporting a crime.

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