Man pleads not guilty in hit-and-run death of pedestrian
AKRON, Ohio (AP) — A driver accused in a hit-and-run crash that killed an Ohio man who was outside retrieving his newspaper has pleaded not guilty to charges including vehicular homicide.
Fifty-six-year-old Monte Porter III, of Bath Township, also pleaded not guilty Thursday in Akron Municipal Court to a hit-skip charge accusing him of leaving the scene of the crash that killed Ernest Liska.
Akron police say Porter was driving an SUV left of center, struck a curb and a tree and then hit Liska before driving away. Police say Liska was on the sidewalk near his driveway when he was struck by the SUV.
Liska was taken to a hospital where he later died.
Porter was jailed with his bond set at $250,000 Thursday. Court records don’t show an attorney for him.