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Cincinnati man gets prison sentence for causing crash that killed motorcyclist

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Posted at 3:26 PM, Aug 30, 2019
and last updated 2019-08-30 16:35:45-04

HAMILTON, Ohio — A Cincinnati man has been sentenced to four years in prison for an October 2018 crash on Interstate 75 that killed a Middletown motorcyclist, the Journal-News reported.

Investigators said Anthony Dwuan Howard, 35, was driving impaired at the time of the crash, around 3:40 a.m., on southbound I-75 in West Chester Township. A state trooper said he found the body of Timothy Sharp, 51, in the road and Howard sitting in his Acura pulled to the side of the interstate.

Sharp was heading to work at Steelcraft in Blue Ash at the time of the crash, his family said.

Witness testimony and ODOT camera footage indicated Howard’s vehicle was speeding seconds before the crash.

In July, Howard pleaded guilty in Butler County Common Pleas Court to a reduced charge of third-degree aggravated vehicular homicide and OVI. He faced up to 60 months in prison on the first charge and up to six months in jail on the second.

Judge Jennifer McElfresh also suspended Howard's drivers license for life.