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Summit County Prosecutor Sherri Bevan Walsh announced June 6 that Charles Queer, 64, of Tallmadge, pleaded no contest to driving into the back of a disabled vehicle on Interstate 76 in March of 2016, killing the disabled vehicle’s driver.
Summit County Common Pleas Court Judge Joy Malek Oldfield found Queer guilty of the following charges: aggravated vehicular homicide, a second-degree felony; vehicular homicide, a third-degree felony; and operating a vehicle under the influence of drugs or alcohol, a first-degree misdemeanor.
On Easter morning, March 27, 2016, 17-year-old Patricia Powell was in her car, which was broken down on the side of I-76 in Akron. Queer, who was driving drunk, smashed into the back of Powell’s car, killing the teen.
Judge Joy Malek Oldfield is scheduled to sentence Queer July 26 at 9 a.m.