- Associated Press - Friday, August 15, 2014

MONTROSE, Pa. (AP) - A northeastern Pennsylvania man has been sentenced to nine to 23½ months in a hit-and-run crash that killed a man earlier this year.

The (Scranton) Times-Tribune (http://bit.ly/1ozWwmm ) reports that 26-year-old Roger Radakovich of Hallstead apologized Thursday in Susquehanna County Court.

Radakovich was sentenced on one misdemeanor count of involuntary manslaughter in the Jan. 15 death of 20-year-old Earl Youngs in Great Bend Township.

Authorities said Youngs was walking along Route 11 when he was struck and killed.

Police said Radakovich left the scene, returned to check on the victim, and then fled, telling family members that he had struck a deer.

District Attorney Jason Legg said that although Radakovich was traveling below the posted speed limit, it was still too fast for safety in the dense fog that night.


Information from: The Times-Tribune, http://thetimes-tribune.com/



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