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Published: Saturday, 3/1/2008

Motorist gets 7 years in death of pedestrian

OTTAWA, Ohio A Columbus Grove man was sentenced yesterday to seven years in prison for striking and killing an Ottawa woman as she was walking along a rural road near her home.

Alex Bermudez, 29, pleaded guilty in January to aggravated vehicular homicide in the death of Agnes Ellerbrock, 54.

Prosecutors said Bermudez was intoxicated when he drove off Putnam County Road 9-K just outside Ottawa and struck Ms. Ellerbrock about 11:50 a.m. Aug. 1.

Putnam County Common Pleas Judge Randall Basinger also suspended Bermudez s driver s license for life.

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