Bond set for man accused of deadly hit-and-run in Akron

AKRON, Ohio --Bond has been set for the suspect accused of a deadly hit-and-run in Akron.

Monte V. Porter III, of Bath, pleaded not guilty in Akron Municipal Court Thursday morning to the charges against him that include vehicular homicide, felony hit-skip and driving under suspension.

The accident happened March 3 just after 7 a.m. on Merriman Road in Akron.

Porter, 56,  is accused of driving left of the center, striking a curb,  a tree, and then hitting an elderly man who was getting his morning paper.

73-year-old Ernest Liska was taken to  Cleveland Clinic Akron General Hospital where he later died.

Porter was arrested Wednesday at his residence.

Bond was set at $250,000.  Monte Porter is currently being held in the Akron City Jail.


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