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Man Who Killed 2003 ALHS Grad Sentenced to 15 Years in Prison

The July 29 crash left two dead and two others injured.

The 35-year-old Lakewood man, who killed two people after driving his vehicle into a crowded street festival while drunk, was sentenced to 15 years in prison Wednesday.

Timothy Spock, of Beach Parkway, faced up to 26 years after he pleaded guilty to aggravated vehicular homicide; vehicular homicide; and vehicular manslaughter.

The July 29 crash at the Dancin’ in the Street event in Cleveland killed 2003 Avon Lake High School graduate Mitchell Andelmo, 27, and Basil Bass of Cleveland, and injured two others.

According to the police report, the street on Clifton Boulevard was barricaded at West 117th Street and east of that location because of the Dancin’ in the Street festival. A vehicle was traveling eastbound on Clifton Boulevard and struck the barricade, drove over it and into a crowd, which was in a tented area.

The festival is one of Cleveland's largest LGBT fundraisers run by the AIDS Taskforce of Greater Cleveland.

The vehicle struck five people who were taken to MetroHealth Medical center for treatment — Bass and Andelmo later died as a result of their injuries.

A blood-alcohol test found that Spock had been drinking alcohol prior to the crash, according to police.

sandy maline December 13, 2012 at 01:26 PM
Fifteen years doesn't seem like it is enough! My kids were at that event. If it was one of mine I would be outraged. My heart goes out to the parents and loved ones of the victims. My son knew Mitchell and said he was an outstanding guy.
Hugh Hendry December 14, 2012 at 01:10 PM
The man who killed these two innocent prople had four (4) previous DUI convictions! It seems to me the judges who let him slide on those should themselves be put on trial to answer WHY they let didn't throw him into jail for the rest of his life. It seems to me the man had problems and shouldn't have had access to a macine (car) that could be turned into a killing machine. Hugh Hendry

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