21-year-old sentenced to 1 year for fatal hit-and-run

Frederick Ryerson hit 34-year-old Christopher Brian Chandler

The Associated Press - PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) - A 21-year-old man who fatally struck a pedestrian with his car in Portland and then drove away has been sentenced to one year in prison.

The Oregonian/OregonLive reports that Frederick James Ryerson Jr. was sentenced Monday after pleading no contest to hit-and-run driving and driving under the influence of intoxicants.

Ryerson had been driving his Honda Civic in September 2015 when he hit 34-year-old Christopher Brian Chandler, who later died at a hospital.

Police had tracked Ryerson down after a friend of Chandler's spotted the Honda with noticeable damage parked on a street near the crash site.

Ryerson admitted that he hit Chandler but said at the time he hadn't realized he struck a person.

Ryerson apologized in court Monday.


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