December 22, 2014

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Grafton man sentenced in fatal 2012 crash

ELYRIA — A Grafton man was sentenced Monday to two years in prison for causing a fatal 2012 car crash.

Timothy Ropchock, 42, also was banned from driving for life during his sentencing hearing before Lorain County Common Pleas Judge Mark Betleski.

Ropchock pleaded guilty in May to charges of aggravated vehicular homicide and DUI in connection with the crash, which claimed the life of South Amherst auto shop owner Glenn Angney.

According to the Ohio Highway Patrol, Ropchock was driving a 2012 Dodge Avenger north on state Route 58 when he crossed the center line and struck the 58-year-old Angney’s 1986 Volkswagen Rabbit.

Troopers reported Ropchock had a blood-alcohol level of 0.22, well above the legal driving limit of 0.08.