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Man who hit, killed teen while driving drunk on Interstate 76 in Akron gets 3 years in jail

Posted at 11:58 AM, Aug 11, 2017
and last updated 2017-08-11 11:58:30-04

A man who was convicted of hitting and killing a teenager on Interstate 76 in March 2016 was sentenced Friday to three years in jail.

Charles Queer, 64, was also ordered to pay a $15,000 fine and he will have a lifetime suspension on his driver's license. 

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The Tallmadge man pleaded no contest to driving into the back of 17-year-old Patricia Powell's disabled car on Interstate 76. 

Powell died as a result of the crash. 

Queer was found guilty of aggravated vehicular homicide and operating a vehicle under the influence of alcohol or drugs. 

His BAC was more than two times the legal limit at the time of the crash.