Man gets 6 years for vehicular homicide



WARREN -- Edward S. Cleer of Howland-Wilson Road Southeast, Howland, has been sentenced to six years in prison on charges that he ran down and killed a man on Fifth Street near Highland Avenue Southwest Jan. 2.
Cleer, 43, pleaded guilty Tuesday to aggravated vehicular homicide and failure to stop after an accident causing injury. The accident killed Edward E. Haymon, 48, of Lane Drive Southwest. Cleer appeared Tuesday before Judge Andrew Logan of Trumbull County Common Pleas Court.
Police said Haymon was walking east in the roadway near the curb at 11:42 p.m., and Cleer was driving east. Cleer passed another car at high speed, returned to the lane of travel and hit Haymon. Haymon was dead at the scene.
After striking Haymon, Cleer stopped and pushed Haymon off the hood of the car and drove away, witnesses told police. Police arrested Cleer later on Tod Avenue and took him back to the accident scene, where, police said, witnesses identified him.

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