Guilty plea from driver accused in deadly hit and run - Cleveland 19 News Cleveland, OH

Guilty plea from driver accused in deadly hit and run

Jerome Lee pleads guilty to Failure to Stop (Source: Cleveland Police) Jerome Lee pleads guilty to Failure to Stop (Source: Cleveland Police)
Israel Thornton (Source: Family) Israel Thornton (Source: Family)

The man charged in the death of a Cleveland child in a hit and run crash pleaded guilty Wednesday to failure to stop.

Jerome Lee hit and killed five-year-old Israel Thornton near West 37th Street and Denison in October 2013, then left the scene.

Thornton was running to catch the school bus.

Lee was arrested months after the fatal accident and charged with aggravated vehicular homicide and failure to stop.

Trial for Lee was scheduled to begin Wednesday morning.

Lee faces six months to three years behind bars when he is sentenced on March 5.

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