Uhrichsville man sentenced to prison time for accident that resulted in death


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A Uhrichsville man will serve 6.5 to 8.5 years in prison for an accident in Dover that resulted in the death of a 22-year-old man who was riding passenger in his vehicle.

28-year-old Larry Short had earlier pleaded guilty to aggravated vehicular homicide. He is able to apply for judicial release after four-and-a-half years.

Joey DeMattio of Dover was a passenger in the Short vehicle which struck an SUV as Short drove off from a traffic stop in August of 2020.

Police had a warrant for his arrest, which warranted the stop.

DeMattio passed away on Christmas of last year after spending 16 months in a coma.