NE Pa. man gets prison in double-fatal crash

WILKES-BARRE, Pa. (AP) — A northeastern Pennsylvania man has been sentenced to prison for a hit-and-run crash that killed two people.

A judge on Monday sentenced 60-year-old Walter Raven to 6 ½ to 25 years on six charges connected to the September crash in Pittstown Township, as well as an unrelated prescription drug case.

Prosecutors say Raven drove his vehicle into the path of a motorcycle, killing its 38-year-old driver, Donnie Pizano, and his passenger, 39-year-old Robin Walsh. Raven says he didn’t realize what had happened when the crash occurred. Raven’s attorney, John Pike, says his client suffers from a number of medical conditions.

A friend of Raven’s was sentenced last month to time served and paroled on a charge of tampering with evidence for helping him power-wash his vehicle after the crash.

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