- Associated Press - Friday, February 24, 2017

SMETHPORT, Pa. (AP) - A truck driver who prosecutors say hit and killed a Pennsylvania man and fled the scene is headed to prison.

The Bradford Era reports (https://bit.ly/2msImog ) that 40-year-old Paul Morrisroe, of Marshburg, was sentenced Wednesday in McKean County Court to 7 ½ to 15 years behind bars, with credit for time served, in the June 2, 2015 crash that killed 20-year-old Dakota Heinaman in front of the driveway of his home.

Prosecutors say Morrisroe was under the influence of marijuana and alcohol when he hit Heinaman. Heinaman’s grandmother says Morrisroe drove away after the crash, traveling 15 miles on the rim of his truck.

A jury in January convicted Morrisroe of homicide by motor vehicle while driving under the influence and other charges.

Morrisroe’s attorney says they plan to appeal.


Information from: The Bradford Era, https://www.bradfordera.com

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