Driver indicted in death of Ohio State Patrol Trooper Kenneth Velez


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CLEVELAND - The driver accused of hitting and killing an Ohio State Highway Patrol trooper has been indicted by a Cuyahoga County grand jury.

Joshua Gaspar, 37, of Columbia Station, was indicted Monday afternoon on two counts of aggravated vehicular homicide and one count of driving while under the influence.

Gaspar hit Trooper Kenneth Velez, 48, on September 15th as Velez was standing outside his patrol car on I-90 near the Lakewood/Cleveland border. Gaspar's car swerved to avoid another vehicle and hit Velez, killing him.

Trooper Velez was laid to rest last week.

Gaspar has been held in the Cuyahoga County Jail since his arrest following the accident on a half-million dollar bond.

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