Man gets 15 years after crash

A man who caused a fatal downtown Bellevue accident in September was sentenced this week to a total of 15 years in prison.

Morgan E. Jevec, 24, of Massillon, who had been indicted on six counts of aggravated vehicular assault, one count of failure to comply with an order or signal of a police officer and two counts of aggravated vehicular homicide for a Sept. 17 accident that killed 36-year-old Tracy Albright of Bellevue, was sentenced Wednesday after pleading guilty in January to two counts of vehicular assault, and one count each of aggravated vehicular assault, aggravated vehicular homicide and failure to comply with an order or signal of a police officer, according to court documents from Huron County Court of Common Pleas. The other charges were dismissed.

During the accident, which occurred on US 20 in Bellevue, Jevec’s vehicle struck the rear of Albright’s vehicle, which was stopped at the intersection of US 20 and North Sandusky Street. Both vehicles then caught fire. A third vehicle also was struck in the accident. That driver was treated at the scene.

Albright was pronounced dead at the scene and three passengers in Jevec’s vehicle, along with Jevec, were injured.

Just before the crash, Jevec reportedly had failed to comply with the order or signal of a police officer who attempted to stop his vehicle.