- Associated Press - Friday, October 30, 2015

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) - A Columbus man who admitted to his role in a fatal 2014 hit-and-run accident that killed a 21-year-old man crossing the street has been sentenced to less than a year in jail.

Jason Powell pleaded guilty in September to failing to stop after an accident and obstructing official business.

Authorities said William Crockett was fatally struck by Powell’s car Nov. 21 in Columbus. They said Powell fled the scene but was apprehended the following day after investigators were tipped off to his car’s location.

The Columbus Dispatch reports (https://bit.ly/1jVZOR0 ) a judge placed Powell on probation for three years and sentenced him to four months in the county jail.

Powell wasn’t charged in the death because Crockett wasn’t near a marked crosswalk when he was struck.


Information from: The Columbus Dispatch, https://www.dispatch.com

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