Plymouth Meeting man pleaded guilty to involuntary manslaughter in death of seven-year-old girl who fell from truck. Sentenced to six to 23 months in jail

The Philadelphia Inquirer reported on March 13th that Plymouth Meeting’s Andres Marin plead guilty to involuntary manslaughter in the death of seven-year-old Sloane Kwartnik. Following the plea and expressing remorse to the court and Kwartnik family, Marin was sentenced to six-to-23 months in jail by Montgomery County Court Judge Risa Vetri Ferman.

Marin owned a Subaru Sambar, which is a tiny pickup truck (pictured at the top of the article). In August 2023, Marin invited neighbor kids to ride in the back bed of the truck. Kwartnik fell from the back and was struck by the truck, resulting in her death.

Kwartnik’s parents did not agree with plea deal. From the article:

Sloane’s parents, Brandie and James, railed against Marin, calling him reckless and blaming him for the death of their daughter.

James Kwartnik said that Marin had “condemned [his] family to a lifetime of depression.“ He criticized the negotiated sentence Marin settled on with prosecutors and urged Ferman to reject it, saying six months of incarceration would not be justice for his daughter.

But Ferman said it was clear Marin did not act with malice or deliberately try to hurt Sloane. He took full responsibility for his actions, the judge said, and cooperated with prosecutors to bring the case to a conclusion just seven months after his arrest.

You can read the full article here.

Photos: Montgomery County District Attorney’s Office