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Published: Monday, 9/23/2013

Toledoan avoids prison time, loses license for role in fatal crash

BLADE STAFF

A Toledo motorist who caused a crash that killed a teenager was spared prison today but lost his driver’s license for life.

Donald McMullin, 36, of 1250 Nebraska Ave., pleaded no contest last month to aggravated vehicular homicide for a Feb. 13 crash on the Anthony Wayne Trail that killed Aaron Davis, 18, of Toledo. Mr. Davis, a senior at Glass City Academy, was on his way to school that morning and attempting to turn left onto City Park Avenue when McMullin accelerated through the stoplight, which witnesses said either was yellow or red at the time.

Under the terms of a plea agreement, Lucas County Common Pleas Judge Ruth Ann Franks placed McMullin on community control for five years with the added requirement that he spend six months at the Corrections Center of Northwest Ohio near Stryker followed by six months of electronic monitoring and pay $18,280 restitution to Mr. Davis’ family.

Judge Franks also listed a number of other restrictions and told him repeatedly that if he violated any of the terms of his community control, he would be sent to prison for five years.

Citing a history of driving on a suspended license, she also suspended his license for life.



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