Warren man sentenced to over 2 years in prison for fatal hit and run accident
A Warren man was sentenced to 30 months in prison for leaving the scene of an accident that claimed the life of a motorcyclist along East Market Street.
Philip Deon Honzu, 41, previously plead guilty to a felony count of leaving the scene of an accident.
Honzu appeared before in Trumbull County Common Pleas Court during his trial on Wednesday.
He said during the trial that he "panicked" after the accident, and that he was "very sorry." Honzu also apologized to the victims family in court.
Honzu surrendered to Warren Police in December 2021, just days after 52-year-old Roy Mason was struck by a Jeep Cherokee as he was riding his motorcycle along East Market Street.
Police say Honzu fled the scene after running a red light and striking Mason on his motorcycle that night.