ORANGE COUNTY, Fla. - New video shows a driver admit he was behind the wheel during a deadly crash.
Anthony Moffa, 19, was recently convicted of hitting and killing a bicyclist last fall.
Forrest Flaniken, Jr was killed instantly.
Moffa will spend about two years in prison.
Moffa, 18 at the time, opened up to a complete stranger after he ran over
Flaniken in Avalon Park in October of last year.
He was allegedly high on K2, a synthetic marijuana. A bystander recorded Moffa on his
Eyewitness News got a copy of the video from the
State Attorney's Office.
"And you were the one driving the car?" asked the bystander.
"Yes, sir," Moffa said.
The victim was riding in a bike lane
on Avalon Park Boulevard when Moffa hit him and kept going. Bystanders stopped him from running away.
He pleaded guilty to vehicular manslaughter.
A DUI manslaughter charge was dropped.
He was sentenced to
2½ years in state prison.
legal analyst Bill Sheaffer said it appears Moffa was sentenced as a youthful offender. In the hopes that the teen will leave prison and change, "It allows the judge to give a lighter sentence than what the law usually calls for," Sheaffer said.
"The youthful sentence statute really gives a young person a chance at rehabilitation for their first
Once released Moffa will be on probation for
10 years. His driver's license is suspended for eight years.
A judge ordered him to complete 500 hours of community service.