65-year-old driver sentenced to more than 3 years in prison for hitting, killing bicyclist in Avon Lake

65-year-old driver sentenced to more than 3 years in prison for hitting, killing bicyclist in Avon Lake
Sharan Carr at sentencing (Source: WOIO)

ELYRIA, Ohio (WOIO) - The woman accused of hitting and killing a 66-year-old cyclist with her car is faced a Lorain County judge on Friday morning to learn her sentence.

Sharan Carr, 65, was convicted on two counts of aggravated vehicular homicide for the death of 66-year-old Richard Knilans, in Avon Lake.

The judge sentenced Carr to approximately three years and six months in prison.

Because of recent hip surgery and future medical appointments, the judge is allowing Carr to report to jail on Feb. 17.

Knilans was cycling in June 2019 along Lake Road when he was hit by Carr’s vehicle, crash investigators said.

Carr then fled the scene, but was arrested shortly after the crash in Sheffield Lake.

Responding officers found Knilans on the sidewalk. He was transported to MetroHealth Hospital where he died from his injuries.

Several friends and family members related to Knilans provided emotional statements during Carr’s sentencing.

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After release from prison, Carr will be placed on three years probation. Her driver’s license is also suspended for the rest of her life.

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