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LIMA A Kansas truck driver was fined $1,150 on Wednesday for an October crash that killed a Harrod man.

Kyle N. Stiles, 24, of Topeka, Kan., pleaded no contest to vehicular homicide, a misdemeanor. Visiting Judge William Kessler, of Tipp City, sentenced Stiles. Vehicular homicide carried a maximum sentence of six months in jail and a $1,000 fine. Kessler imposed the maximum fine.

Stiles also pleaded no contest to failure to yield, a minor misdemeanor. He was fined $150 on that charge.

Prosecutors said Stiles was driving a 2009 International tractor-trailer south on North Thayer Road on Oct. 15 when he ran a stop sign at the intersection of state Route 81, colliding with a vehicle driven by 66-year-old Robert Metz, who was driving east on state Route 81.

Metz was killed in the crash when his vehicle struck the tractor-trailer going underneath it.

Stiles was on his way to Procter & Gamble at the time of the crash.

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