Man Sentenced to Probation in Summit Township Accident that Kill - Erie News Now | WICU & WSEE in Erie, PA

Man Sentenced to Probation in Summit Township Accident that Killed Motorcyclist

Posted: Updated:

The man who pleaded no contest in a Summit Township crash that killed a motorcyclist in August 2016 will not spend any time behind bars.

George Crawford, 27, was sentenced to five years probation with the first nine months on electronic monitoring for a felony count of accidents involving death. He must also pay a $1,000 fine under the sentence Judge John Garhart handed down Monday.

The accident claimed the life of Matthew Love, 46, of Waterford. He passed away Aug. 4, 2016 at UPMC Hamot.

Love was riding his motorcycle on Peach Street north of Rotunda Drive Aug. 1, 2016 when the accident happened.

He was trying to avoid hitting Crawford's truck, which changed lanes in front of him, when he lost control, and the motorcycle skidded on its left side, according to Pennsylvania State Police.

Crawford left the scene, troopers said.

During sentencing, Love's sister said she forgave Crawford and hopes this serves as a lesson.

Copyright 2017 Erie News Now. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.

Current Conditions

Upload your own image or video

Powered by Frankly
3514 State St. Erie, PA 16508
Newsroom: (814) 454-8812
Business offices: (814) 454-5201
WICU FCC Filing
WSEE FCC Filing
Share:
Share Stories
Submit your stories to our site!
Share Photos
Share your photos in our community galleries
RSS Feeds
All content © Copyright 2000 - 2017 WICU. All Rights Reserved.
For more information on this site, please read our Privacy Policy and Terms of Service.
                   WICU/WSEE - 3514 State Street Erie, PA 16508 - (814) 454-5201 - info@wicu12.com