Man charged in fatal hit-skip of patrolman pleads guilty


CLEVELAND (AP) — A motorist arrested in the hit-skip death of a Cleveland police patrolman on an interstate has pleaded guilty to aggravated vehicular homicide and other charges.

Forty-six-year-old Israel Alvarez also pleaded guilty Wednesday to charges including driving under the influence and drug possession in Cleveland patrolman David Fahey’s death on Interstate 90 on Jan. 24, 2017.

Alvarez was arrested in Lorain the day the 39-year-old Fahey was killed after a Department of Homeland Security agent spotted the Lorain man’s damaged car in a driveway. Authorities said Alvarez was driving around 60 mph when he struck Fahey, who was setting down flares to close the interstate’s westbound lanes after a fatal accident.

A message seeking comment was left Wednesday at the office of Alvarez’ attorney. Sentencing is set for Nov. 16.

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