12-year sentence for Canfield man convicted of fatal hit-and-run
There will be a 12-year prison sentence for a Canfield man found guilty of all counts including aggravated vehicular homicide in the 2017 death of Ryan Lanzo.
Malvasi was also placed on probation for three to five years and had a lifelong driver's license suspension.
The victim's mother told 21 News she is glad justice was served.
Malvasi was convicted of causing a fatal car crash that occurred in November of 2017 and claimed the life of 23-year-old Lanzo.
The 2017 crash happened on Shields Road around 3 am on a Saturday night.
Court testimony put Lanzo and Malvasi at a Boardman bar the night of the accident. Lanzo asked the group of friends if anyone could drive him home. Malvasi offered to drive Lanzo home in the Mercedes SUV that belonged to Malvasi's father.
Reports said Malvasi later told investigators that he had consumed alcohol and marijuana.
After the accident, Malvasi allegedly ran home to get his father, who then took Lanzo to the Austintown ER. Lanzo was pronounced dead at the hospital. Malvasi or his father never called 911.
The charges brought against Malvasi included aggravated vehicular homicide, failure to stop after an accident, tampering with evidence, and driving under the influence.