Motorist sentenced to prison for killing Barnesville road worker

ThisWeek Community News | 5/16/2018 | Staff
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COLUMBUS — A motorist accused of striking and killing a road construction worker from Barnesville while driving on Interstate 70 in Franklin County last year was sentenced to five years in prison after entering an Alford plea to aggravated vehicular homicide and operating a vehicle while under the influence.

Edward Torres, 31, of South Solon, was sentenced to five years on the aggravated vehicular homicide charge and 180 days on the OVI charge with the sentences to be served concurrently for a total of five years in prison.

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Franklin County Common Pleas Court Judge Charles Schneider also suspended Torres’ driver’s license for the balance of his lifetime, effective on the May 2 sentencing date.

Once released from prison, Torres will be subject to three years of mandatory post-release control through the Adult Parole Authority.

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Torres was ordered to pay a $375 fine and court costs. The court deferred the payment until after Torres is released from prison.

The charges stem from the Sept. 30, 2017, death of 59-year-old Steve L. Cook of Barnesville.

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Torres was driving east on Interstate 70 at 1:35 a.m., approaching Hilliard-Rome Road, when he drove around...
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