Judge takes away man's drivers license for life

Judge takes away man's drivers license for life
Andrew Picha (Source: Warrensville Heights Police)
Andrew Picha (Source: Warrensville Heights Police)

WARRENSVILLE HEIGHTS, OH (WOIO) - The driver accused of hitting and killing a man changing a tire on the highway was sentenced Wednesday morning.

The accident happened Feb. 2 on I-480W in Warrensville Heights.

Lester Mitchell, 64, of Twinsburg was killed. Mitchell's wife was in the car and witnessed the accident.

Andrew Picha, 21, was sentenced to seven years in prison. His driver's license was also taken away for life and he was given a $15,000 fine.

Police officers say Picha was drunk at the time of the crash though he did stop after the crash and stayed on the scene.

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