Wed., 8:40am: Poland man to be sentenced today for vehicular manslaughter

LISBON – Michael Bair, 32, of Poland, convicted of vehicular manslaughter in the death of an East Liverpool man in an accident on state Route 7 last year, is scheduled to be sentenced this morning in Columbiana County Municipal Court.

David Mayfield, 35, Annesley Road, East Liverpool, was killed on March 13, 2012 by a dump truck overturning onto his Dodge Durango off the side of state Route 7. Bair, the driver of the dump truck, was hauling gravel for Sebastian Trucking Inc. at the time of the accident.

Bair pleaded no contest to the vehicular manslaughter charge, a second-degree misdemeanor, and assured clear distance. Judge Mark Frost fined Bair $100 for assured clear distance.