Driver accused of hitting, killing 1-year-old in stroller gets 60 days in jail

CLEVELAND – The man accused of driving a utility truck off the road, hitting and killing a toddler in a stroller was formally sentenced Monday.

Daniel Fortney, 45, of Chesterland, agreed to a plea deal with Cleveland prosecutors that called for 60 days in jail in exchange for a reduced charge of reckless operation, a third-degree misdemeanor, according to court records.

Previously, he was charged with vehicular homicide, a second-degree misdemeanor.

Investigators said Fortney was driving an AT&T utility truck along Green Road in September 2017 when he went off the road, critically injuring Sade Brown and killing her son, one-year-old Troyonn Berger, who was in a stroller.

Besides the 60 days in jail, his license was suspended for three years. He must also pay a $500 fine and court costs.

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