NORRISTOWN, Pa. (CBS) – An Ambler, Pa. man who admitted he was high on drugs when he struck and killed a teenage skateboarder in his Montgomery County neighborhood in March of last year will spend at least 3½ years behind bars.

Andrew Meyers should have known there would have been kids in the Penllyn neighborhood when he was speeding through in his pickup truck at more than 60 miles per hour, said the sentencing judge.

Meyers, 26, struck and killed 13-year-old Natan Leuhrmann-Cowen at Brights Lane and Cindy Circle.  On Monday he was sentenced to 3½ to seven years in state prison, plus one year probation.

“This shining star of a young man is taken and we’ll never know, as in all these cases, what was lost by this young victim who might have gone on to accomplish great things,” Montgomery County prosecutor Bradford Richman said of the victim.

Meyers is an admitted heroin addict who told authorities he had been self-medicating with other drugs he bought on the street.  He apologized and accepted full responsibility for his actions.

Reported by Brad Segall, KYW Newsradio 1060

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