BEAVER, Pa. — A man has been sentenced to one year in jail and two years on house arrest after pleading no contest in the hit-and-run death of a man in Pennsylvania.

The Beaver County Times reports that 63-year-old William Aeschbacher entered the plea to a felony charge of causing an accident involving death and two summary offenses.

Police in Beaver County said 25-year-old Brandon Bixler was struck early on Nov. 27 in Industry. Authorities believe he was walking home from a bar.

Investigators said the defendant initially said he may have struck a tree but later said he turned to drive through the area again after the accident and realized that he had hit a person.

Defense attorney Stephen Colafella said his client couldn’t see the victim lying in the road.


Information from: Beaver County Times, http://www.timesonline.com/