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Keene Sentenced for Buggy Hit and Run

September 10, 2019 08:35 AM

(ABC 6 News) - A Canton man will spend about a year in jail for his role in a fatal hit and run crash with an Amish buggy last year but his time behind bars could get even longer.

The man found responsible for that crash, 25-year-old Connor Keene was sentenced Monday to 365 days in jail, with credit for 69 days already served.

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A 57-month prison term was stayed for 10 years. Meaning if Keene violates the terms of his probation, he could be sent to prison. 

Keene was drunk when he crashed into an Amish buggy on the afternoon of August 31, 2018, killing 21-year-old William Stutzman and injuring his two brothers.

Keene left the scene, and deputies followed debris and found the car in a farm field, Keene was hiding in a wooded area nearby.

He pleaded guilty in July to criminal vehicular homicide and two counts of criminal vehicular operation under the influence of alcohol.

Nine other counts were dismissed at Monday's sentencing.

In addition to the jail time, Keene must also write a letter of apology and pay more than $10,000 in fines and restitution.


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