85-year-old Ohio man faces sentence for traffic deaths

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DELAWARE, Ohio (AP) — An 85-year-old Ohio man faces possible prison time when he’s sentenced for dozing off while driving and causing a crash that killed two people on a motorcycle last year.

Lyman Leathers, a retired college professor, tells The Columbus Dispatch that he blames himself and hasn’t been same since the crash that killed John and Lisa Schade last September north of Columbus.

Leathers was driving home from a trip to visit friends in Michigan when he nodded off. His Toyota Prius veered into the median, struck a culvert and went airborne into oncoming traffic. He says he doesn’t remember it.

Lyman was convicted on Nov. 12 of two misdemeanor counts of vehicular homicide. He faces up to 90 days in jail and a $750 fine when he’s sentenced Tuesday.

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