5 years in prison for Cleveland man convicted of fatal hit-skip accident on W. 25th Street

Family of man killed in hit skip accident on W. 25th pleading for answers

CLEVELAND, Ohio (WOIO) - The driver who hit and killed a man crossing W. 25th Street last summer was sentenced Monday to five years in prison.

Aaron Stallworth, 31, was convicted of aggravated vehicular homicide, aggravated vehicular assault and failure to stop after an accident for the July 27, 2019 fatal crash.

Aaron Stallworth was convicted of causing a fatal accident in July of 2019.
Aaron Stallworth was convicted of causing a fatal accident in July of 2019. (Source: Cuyahoga County Sheriff)

Richard Dubaniewicz, 58, was in the crosswalk when he was struck around 10:30 p.m. at W. 25th Street and Clark Avenue.

Cleveland police said Dubaniewicz had the right of way with the pedestrian walk sign activated.

Scene of fatal hit skip accident at W. 25th and Clark
Scene of fatal hit skip accident at W. 25th and Clark (Source: WOIO)

Stallworth was driving around 60 MPH and failed to stop at the red light.

He then fled the scene northbound on W. 25th Street and crashed into a car on Wade Avenue.

After the Wade Avenue crash, Stallworth fled on foot.

Officers arrested him in October.

Dubaniewicz’s sister, Loretta Dinger, told 19 News, “My brother didn’t deserve to die like that. It’s terrible.”

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