Teen driver sentenced to 10.5 years in prison for high-speed chase that killed pedestrian

COLUMBUS, Ohio — A teen driver who pleaded guilty in the 2019 crash that left a pedestrian dead has been sentenced to 10.5 years in prison on Thursday.

Ramadhan Muridi, 17, was charged with aggravated vehicular homicide among other counts after hitting 61-year-old Arthur L. Smith as he was crossing South Hamilton Road following a pursuit in February of 2019.

Smith died in the hospital three months later.

Muridi pleaded guilty earlier this year to aggravated vehicular homicide, failure to stop after an accident, failure to comply and two counts of receiving stolen property.

Muridi was driving with four other juveniles from ages 12-15 who all jumped out of the vehicle and fled on foot but were apprehended a short time after.

In August, a Franklin County Juvenile Court Judge ruled that Muridi will be tried as an adult.

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