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Driver sentenced to seven years for killing pedestrian on Beechmont Avenue

Andrea Bengal
Andrea Bengal(Hamilton County Sheriff's Office)
Published: May. 26, 2022 at 5:06 AM EDT|Updated: May. 26, 2022 at 5:07 AM EDT
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ANDERSON TOWNSHIP, Ohio (WXIX) - A driver was sentenced Thursday to seven years in prison for hitting and killing a Tri-State church musician who was walking in the bike lane on Beechmont Avenue will.

Hamilton County Common Pleas Court Judge Melba Marsh also suspended Andrea Bengal’s license for the rest of her life.

Bengal, 59, pleaded guilty last month to charges of aggravated vehicular homicide, vehicular assault and operating a vehicle under the influence of alcohol/drugs (OVI), court records show.

Bengal had cocaine in her system at the time of the crash at 10 p.m. on June 9, 2021, prosecutors wrote in a court document called the “Bill of Particulars” that specifies the accusations. She also did not have a valid driver’s license

Sheriff’s officials have said her vehicle went off Beechmont Avenue and into the bike line where 57-year-old Jee Han Park was walking.

Bengal’s car struck Park and then a utility pole, throwing Park off Bengal’s vehicle and into the front yard of a home.

Park was pronounced dead at the scene, sheriff’s officials have said.

Park was a doctoral student at the University of Cincinnati and a church musician.

Bengal was flown to the same hospital after the crash, sheriff’s officials said.

Andrea Bengal, 48, was indicted Wednesday on charges of aggravated vehicular homicide,...
Andrea Bengal, 48, was indicted Wednesday on charges of aggravated vehicular homicide, vehicular assault and operating a vehicle Under the influence of alcohol/drugs, according to the Hamilton County Sheriff’s Office.(Hamilton County Sheriff's Office)

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