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Man pleads guilty to charges from fatal crash that killed 17-year-old Eastlake girl

Posted: 12:02 PM, Nov 01, 2018
Updated: 2018-11-01 16:02:18Z
Man pleads guilty for crash that killed 17YO
Man pleads guilty for crash that killed 17YO

An Akron driver who police say killed a 17-year-old Eastlake girl in a crash this summer has changed his plea to guilty, according to Lake County court records.

Eric Dean Jones, 26, pleaded guilty to two counts each of aggravated vehicular homicide and operating a vehicle while under the influence of alcohol.

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The crash happened on June 5 around 1:45 p.m. near Vine and East 337th streets in Eastlake. Maddisan Chase was walking nearby when she was struck by Jones' work truck, authorities said. 

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Chase was transported to a nearby hospital and later pronounced dead. Jones wasn't seriously hurt in the crash. Jones was detained by police after the crash on suspicion he had been intoxicated.

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Jones is scheduled to appear in court on Dec. 19 for sentencing.