A Marengo, Ohio man was sentenced to four years in prison for aggravated vehicular homicide in Knox County Common Pleas Court last month.
Lester A. Moore, 37, was convicted of aggravated vehicular homicide and operating a vehicle under the influence of alcohol in the death of Connie Fyffe. Moore was sentenced to a four-year prison term, and his driver’s license was suspended for 10 years. He was also ordered to pay $18,306 in restitution to the crime victim’s family.
Reports say that on the evening of July 4, 2009, Moore was operating a motorcycle westbound on Sparta Road near Fredericktown, Ohio, with Connie Fyffe, 38, as his passenger. Moore failed to negotiate a curve, slid off the road and overturned the motorcycle. Both he and his passenger were thrown from the motorcycle. Fyffe died as the result of her injuries in the motorcycle accident on August 1.
Tests were reportedly conducted at the Ohio State Highway Patrol’s crime lab, reportedly revealing that Moore had a blood alcohol level of 0.128 at the time of the crash.
In tragic cases such as this, families of the victims are left with little consolation at the incarceration of the responsible driver. Compensation may still be available. The Doan Law Firm, P.C. has extensive experience in auto-related fatality litigation and may be able to help.