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Man sentenced to probation in fatal crash


An Urbana man convicted in the traffic death of a Woodstock man last fall was sentenced this week to two years’ probation and an 18-month driver’s license suspension.

Armando V. Espinosa, 71, of 5591 Prairie Road, drove his Chevrolet Silverado into the path of Ford Ranger that was southbound Ohio 4 at Middle Urbana Road. It was occupied by 88-year-old Paul E. Young Sr., who later died of injuries, according to court records.

Young was awake and responsive at the crash scene on Sept. 25 and at Springfield Regional Medical Center, the investigating Ohio State Highway Patrol trooper wrote in the crash report, but died later that night at the hospital.

Espinosa had stopped his truck at a stop sign on Middle Urbana Road before attempting to turn north on Ohio 4 and into the path of the Ford Ranger, according to the report.

He pleaded no contest last month in Clark County Municipal Court to a vehicular manslaughter charge, a second-degree misdemeanor.

Espinosa also faces 30 days of electronic monitoring, 100 hours of community service, a remedial driver training course and a $750 fine.

The driver of the Ford Ranger, Ruby L. Lyle, 62, also of Woodstock, was injured but survived.

Espinosa was initially sentenced to 90 days jail by Municipal Court Judge Thomas E. Trempe, but the jail time was suspended, according to court records.

Assistant City Prosecutor Marc Ross and Espinosa’s defense attorney, James E. Heath, declined to comment.


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