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Akron man who killed 34-year-old with minivan gets life in prison

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Posted at 1:04 PM, Feb 25, 2020

AKRON, Ohio — An Akron man who pleaded guilty last week to running over and killing a man with a minivan in 2019 has been sentenced to life in prison.

According to the Summit County Prosecutor’s Office, Daniel Shmigal, 28, of Akron, was sentenced Tuesday.

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 will be eligible for parole after serving 15 years in prison, authorities said.

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