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Local Media coverage of the James Price fatal hit-and-run verdict

WTAE

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Bicyclist killed in hit-and-run crash along Penn Avenue

James Price, of Homewood, left behind an 11-year-old daughter after being hit by a car early on the morning of July 25, 2012 in Point Breeze.

His father, James Price Sr., told Channel 4 Action News’ Shannon Perrine that he thinks the sentence isn’t enough.

“I think that whatever he got, for the rest of his life, he’ll think about what he did,” James Price Sr. said.

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KDKA

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Family Of Slain Cyclist Disappointed With Accused Driver’s Sentence

The driver in a deadly hit-and-run crash was sentenced Tuesday to two-and-a-half to five years in prison and it’s not the news the victim’s family was hoping for.

Jeffrey McClure, 29, of Pitcairn entered guilty pleas to two felony counts in connection with the death of bicyclist James Price in July.

The plea was part of an agreement with the Allegheny County District Attorney’s office.

Price’s mother, Glenice told KDKA’s Kym Gable, “He killed someone, and he gets 5 years?”

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Pittsburgh City Paper

Driver gets more than two years in prison for death of cyclist
A 29-year-old Pitcairn man will spend the next two-and-half to five years in prison for causing the death of a cyclist and leaving the scene of the accident in July 2012.

James Price, 46, of Homewood, was killed in a hit-and-run accident July 25 while cycling along Penn Avenue in Point Breeze. Jeffrey McClure was arrested for the crime two weeks later and charged with several counts related to Price’s death.

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WPXI

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Suspect in fatal hit-and-run pleads guilty, will serve 2 1/2 to 5 years
The suspect accused in a deadly hit-and-run accident last July in Point Breeze reached a plea deal Tuesday.

Prosecutors said Jeffrey McClure was the driver who struck and killed bicyclist James Price, 46, and kept going.

According to police, Price was riding his bicycle near the intersection of Penn Avenue and Pennfield Court on July 25 when the accident took place.

“He really was awesome. He loved people,” Price’s mother, Glenice Price, said Tuesday.

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Pittsburgh Post-Gazette

Pitcairn man pleads guilty in killing of bicyclist in Point Breeze

A Pitcairn man pleaded guilty today in the hit-and-run killing of a bicyclist in Point Breeze last summer and is expected to face up to five years in prison.

Jeffrey M. McClure Jr., 29, pleaded guilty to one felony count each of accidents involving death or personal injury and accidents involving death or personal injury while not properly licensed in the July 26 death of James Price.

The plea was part of an agreement in which the Allegheny County district attorney’s office agreed to Mr. McClure serving between two and a half and five years in prison.

He was also sentenced to eight years’ probation, according to a press release from the district attorney’s office.
Judge Lazarra denied Mr. McClure’s request to serve his time in the boot-camp program.

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Pittsburgh Tribune-Review

Pitcairn man pleads guilty to causing fatal hit-and-run crash.

The mother of a Homewood man who was struck and killed by a motorist last summer said she is still mourning the death of her son.
“It’s been terrible,” said Glenice Price, 77, of Homewood. “Every day is worse.”

Price said she got no satisfaction on Tuesday when a judge sentenced Jeffrey McClure, 29, of Pitcairn to 21?2 to five years in prison in the July 25 death of James Price, 46.

“He’ll be out and he’ll be walking, and my son will be gone,” she said.

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One Response to “Local Media coverage of the James Price fatal hit-and-run verdict”

  1. [...] died in July when a motorist struck him while he rode his bicycle less than a block away on Penn. Jeffrey McClure Jr., 29, of Pitcairn pleaded guilty to hitting Price, 46, and will spend up to five years in [...]

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