Brian Jankovich, 41, of Central Avenue, is charged with aggravated vehicular homicide for a crash that killed a Rumpke employee in July was arraigned Monday in Butler County Common Pleas Court. NICK GRAHAM/STAFF
Photo: Staff Writer
Photo: Staff Writer

Middletown man sentenced to 4 years for role in crash that killed Rumpke worker

A Middletown man was sentenced to 48 months in prison today after earlier admitting to recklessly operating his vehicle last summer in a crash that killed a Rumpke worker.

Brian Jankovich pleaded guilty in March to aggravated vehicular homicide, a third-degree felony, which is a lesser charge than the original indictment.

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David J. Evans, 52, of Cincinnati, stopped the Rumpke truck on Central Avenue near Marshall Road about 6:30 a.m. on July 30, 2018. A tan 2002 Chevrolet Avalanche, operated by Jankovich, struck Evans and pinned him against the rear of the Rumpke truck, according to the Ohio State Highway Patrol’s preliminary report.

According to the report, the Rumpke truck had its safety lights activated while Evans was collecting trash in his reflective safety gear.

 

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