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Akron man pleads guilty to killing man, injuring another with minivan

Posted at 4:31 PM, Feb 19, 2020
and last updated 2020-02-19 16:31:34-05

AKRON, Ohio — An Akron man accused of running over two people last March and killing one of them pleaded guilty to murder on Wednesday.

According to the Summit County Prosecutor's Office, the driver, Daniel Shmigal, 28, of Akron, also pleaded guilty to aggravated vehicular assault.

Authorities say that on March 17, 2019, Shmigal used a 2002 minivan to hit Charles Holden, 34, of Wooster, as he was walking near Virginia and Barbara avenues. A 29-year-old Akron man walking with Holden was also seriously injured in the collision.

Holden died from his injuries about a month after the crash.

The prosecutor's office said that before the incident, Shmigal had been arguing with his wife about the 29-year-old Akron man who was walking with Holden.

Shmigal is scheduled to appear in court on Feb. 25 for sentencing.