Man who fled from fatal accident scene sentenced

Published: Monday, March 30, 2015 @ 5:43 PM
Updated: Tuesday, August 25, 2015 @ 11:36 AM

UPDATE@9:55 a.m. (Aug. 25):

Jeremy Hawks of Riverside who fled the scene of a fatal motorcycle crash on Germantown Street last summer was sentenced Tuesday morning to two years in prison. His license will be suspended for six years.

Rhonda Boyer, the passenger on the motorcycle, died at a hospital, and off-duty Dayton police officer Sgt. Gary Lowe suffered serious injuries.

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UPDATE @ 3:35 p.m. April 10: Today, Hawks was indicted on felony charges by the Montgomery County Grand Jury. Those charges include:

  • Failure to stop after an accident, a third-degree felony
  • Failure to stop after accident involving property of others, first-degree felony
  • Vehicular homicide, first-degree felony
  • Failure to stop after accident, fifth-degree felony
  • Vehicular homicide, 2nd degree misdemeanor
  • Failure to stop after an accident involving property of others, a first-degree misdemeanor

Hawks is not listed as an inmate in the Montgomery County Jail online records.

UPDATE @ 1:50 p.m.

Jeremy Hawks is now in custody, according to the Montgomery County Jail roster.

FIRST REPORT

A Riverside man accused of leaving the scene of a motorcycle crash on Germantown Street last summer has been formally charged by Montgomery County Prosecutor Mat Heck Jr.’s office.

Jeremy W. Hawks, 44, is charged with leaving the scene of the crash on Aug. 16, 2014, that killed a Farmersville woman and left an off-duty Dayton police officer seriously injured.

Hawks is charged with the following:

  • Vehicular homicide
  • Vehicular manslaughter
  • Failure to stop after an accident (3 counts)

A warrant has been issued for his arrest, according to the prosecutor’s office.

The prosecutor’s office said evidence in the investigation will show that Hawks was driving west on Germantown in his pickup truck when he turned onto Connors Street and into the path of the victims, who were on a motorcycle.

Hawks did not stop after the accident, according to the prosecutor’s office.

Rhonda Boyer, the passenger on the motorcycle, died at a hospital. Sgt. Gary Lowe suffered serious injuries. They were engaged.

Witnesses identified Hawks as the driver. He was located near South Broadway at Weaver streets.