DAYTON, Ohio (WDTN) – A Dayton man will serve close to two decades in prison for causing a traffic crash last February that killed a man.
On Friday, February 2, 2018, 57-year-old Juan Roddy was hooking up a disabled vehicle to his truck to be towed in the 4200 block of Free Pike.
38-year-old Charley Roy Strickland III rear-ended the disabled car, causing it to hit Roddy. He was thrown over the car’s hood and landed near the curb.
Roddy was pronounced dead at the scene of the crash, and a second victim inside the disabled vehicle was treated at the hospital for non-life threatening injuries and released.
Not only was Strickland’s license suspended at the time of the accident, but he also tested positive for marijuana and had a blood alcohol content of .219, nearly three times the legal limit.
On January 9, 2019, he pleaded guilty as charged to one count of aggravated vehicular homicide, one count of aggravated vehicular assault, and one count of operating a vehicle while intoxicated.
Tuesday, he was sentenced to a total of 17 years in prison. Additionally, his driver’s license will be suspended for the rest of his life.