Driver pleads guilty to hitting, killing 17-year-old Eastlake girl

courtesy: Eastlake police

EASTLAKE, Ohio– The man accused of hitting and killing a 17-year-old girl with a truck appeared in Lake County Common Pleas Court Thursday morning.

Eric Jones, 27, pleaded guilty to aggravated vehicular homicide and operating a vehicle under the influence, court officials said. His sentencing is scheduled for Dec. 19.

Maddisan Chase, a student at North High School, was killed on June 5 while walking along Vine Street in Eastlake.

Police said Jones drove off the side of road and hit the teen, then crashed into a utility pole.

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