Man accused in crash that killed officer appears in court

Lamont Gadson is charged with leaving the scene of an accident that resulted in the death of another, a second-degree offense that carries a prison term of five to 10 years upon a conviction. Gadson also is charged with driving with a suspended license, resulting in a death, a third-degree offense carrying a potential prison term up to five years upon a conviction.

 “Authorities said 36-year-old Angelo Vasile, a Beachwood resident and a six-year veteran of the police department, was off-duty and riding a motorcycle south on Route 9 near Central Avenue in Lakewood shortly before 3 a.m. on Saturday when he was struck by a car that allegedly was driven by Gadson. Authorities said Gadson fled the scene, and his 2000 Mitsubishi Gallant was found abandoned nearby.”

Gadson was arrested Saturday on warrants for unpaid traffic fines issued in Howell. Gadson was released after posting $1,000 bail, but was arrested again Thursday after an investigation revealed he was driving the car that killed Vasile.

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Posted on May 14, 2010, in News and tagged , . Bookmark the permalink. Comments Off on Man accused in crash that killed officer appears in court.

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