It's been exactly one year since Cleveland policeman David Fahey was struck and killed by a car on Interstate 90 westbound.
Fahey, 39, who was an officer in Cleveland's first district, was setting out road flares diverting traffic around a previous accident when he was hit by an oncoming car. He w as rushed to the hospital but died a short time later.
The driver on trial for his death, 44-year-old Israel Alvarez, fled the scene and drove home.
Alvarez, a Lorain resident, was charged aggravated vehicular homicide, driving under the influence of drugs and other charges.
Fahey joined the Cleveland Police Department in 2014. He was also a U.S. Navy veteran.
Following his death, his family released a statement expressing his love for the city of Cleveland and said above anything else he loved being a Cleveland policeman.
The trial for Alvarez is scheduled to begin in May.