UPDATE: Guilty Verdict in Aggravated Vehicular Homicide Trial

By: WSAZ News Staff
By: WSAZ News Staff

UPDATE 12/13/13 @ 3 p.m.
IRONTON, Ohio (WSAZ) -- A jury has found a Lawrence County, Ohio, man guilty in a crash that killed a passengers in his car.

Nathaniel Bloomfield, 28, of Pedro, was convicted of aggravated vehicular homicide Friday afternoon.

The June 2012 crash killed John R. Markel, 62, of Pedro. It happened on State Route 93, about 12 miles north of Ironton.

The Ohio State Highway Patrol says Bloomfield lost control of the vehicle and it flipped over. Troopers said neither man was wearing a seatbelt. Both men were ejected in the crash.

The Lawrence County, Ohio Common Pleas Court jury deliberated about 2 ½ hours before reaching the verdict.

Bloomfield will be sentenced on Dec. 18. He faces up to 11 years in jail.

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UPDATE 12/12/13 @1:30 p.m.
IRONTON, Ohio (WSAZ) – Testimony is underway in the trial of a Lawrence County, Ohio man charged in a crash that killed a passengers in his car.

Nathaniel Bloomfield, 28, of Pedro is charged with aggravated vehicular homicide in connection with the June 2012 crash that killed John R. Markel, 62, of Pedro.

The single vehicle crash happened on State Route 93 about 12 miles north of Ironton.

The Ohio State Highway Patrol says Bloomfield lost control of the vehicle and it flipped over.

Troopers said neither man was wearing a seatbelt. Both men were ejected in the crash..

The trial is taking place in Lawrence County Common Pleas Court.

If convicted, Bloomfield could be sentenced to 11 years in jail.

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