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Man sentenced in deadly East Liverpool crash

Jason Davis pleaded guilty in June to aggravated vehicular homicide

EAST LIVERPOOL, Ohio (WKBN) - An East Liverpool man was sentenced Friday in connection to an alcohol-fueled crash that killed another man.

Jason Davis, 40, was sentenced to five years in prison for the death of 45-year-old Mark Short. Davis' license has also been suspended for life.

Columbiana County Judge Ashley Pike had harsh words for Davis, saying, "If there was ever anyone the public needed protection from it would be you."

Short's wife told the court her husband's death has left her "broken and lost."

"I'm mad, I'm depressed, I've changed from a nice person to a hateful person, I've lost my home, l've lost the love of my life, I've lost my way," Suzanne Short said.

She said without her husband, she has nothing.

"There is no apology in this world that will make up for everything you have taken from us," she told Davis in court.

Police said Davis was driving drunk in January of 2017 when he went left of center on County Road 447 and hit Short's vehicle head-on.

Davis pleaded guilty in June to the indictment as charged, which included aggravated vehicular homicide, driving under the influence and driving under suspension.

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